Children’s Hospital of Medical University of Warsaw

Children’s Hospital of Medical University of Warsaw

Open Architekci
Warsaw, Poland
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Children’s Hospital of Medical University of Warsaw

Open Architekci as Architects

OPEN architekci were commissioned the project of a new Children's Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw after winning the architectural competition in 2009. The constrution of the project has already started in 2012 and has its completion planned in 2014. The hospital building facilitates examination and treatment of children from Warsaw and the whole country. Each hospital clinic houses teaching and research spaces for scientific work.

The greatest design challange was to implement an extensive programme imposed by the Client, and to fit in the existing surroundings in a harmonious way that would improve the quality of that space.

The design consists of the main volume of a glass block that includes the communication and lounge zones and connects perpendicular wings of hospital units. The building's design is based on a flexible structural scheme, allowing to be adapted in the future to the needs of advaned medical technology.

The hospital is a 7-story building arranged around green areas accessible from the groundfloor level, allowing daylight to penetrate the building. The park of 3000 sq meters sourrounding the hospital would be available for all users, patients, medical staff, students and visitors.

The whole design reflects the desire to create a child-friendly building, that would provide comfortable conditions for all users.

Pediatric Hospital in Warsaw

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions as Manufacturers

Description Of The Challenge The Autonomous Public Children’s Clinic Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw (SPDSK) is the largest and most modern paediatric hospital in Poland. In addition to being modern, the new hospital is also prepared to accept a greater number of patients than the two previously functioning hospitals. The new facility has 535 beds, including 453 paediatric, 37 neonatal and 45 maternity beds. The hospital will ultimately accommodate 28 units in charge of three tasks: treatment of the young patients, the development of medicine and the training of new medical personnel.

Armstrong's Solution Armstrong’s offer includes a group of ceiling tiles engineered with the healthcare sector in mind. Depending on the level of risk of infection in different rooms and areas, the appropriate material was selected. Thus for operating theatres Armstrong recommended Q-Clip Plain metal ceiling tiles with antibacterial Bioguard finish, with a silicone gasket as an additional protection measure to ensure air-tightness of the system. Metal Bioguard Plain tiles are characterized by ISO class 3 performance (tested according to ISO 14644-1). Their Bioguard finish does not favour the development and multiplication of bacteria, mould and yeast. In rooms where examinations with the use of magnetic resonance imaging are carried out Acoustic Bioguard straight cut tiles (Board edge detail) were used. Bioguard Acoustic tiles are ISO class 5, suitable for clean room environment (tested according to ISO 14644-1). They are characterized by very good acoustic properties – thanks to which they increase the comfort of patients and doctors. The ceiling tiles were installed on a special – hygienic – Clean-Room grid, which, owing to a special gasket, provides air-tightness of the system between the tiles and the grid, while aluminum – the material from which the grid is made – makes it applicable in this type of rooms. Corridors are places where noise can be generated. Reverberation can be reduced by means of appropriate, noise-absorbing ceilings. Here PERLA OP 0.95 tiles turned out to be the ideal solution in hospital areas away from the operating theatres, and BIOGUARD Acoustic tiles in their immediate vicinity.

Ceilings: BioGuard Acoustic Board Perla OP Board Neeva Board BioGuard Plain Board BioGuard Acoustic MicroLook Metal Q-clip F BioGuard Plain RAL9010 Newtone Residence Perla OP 0,95 MicroLook

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