hospital competition

Open Call: NEXT LEVEL University Hospital Hradec Králové

Submission: July 07, 2017
Registration: July 07, 2017
Language: English, Czech
Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Prizes: 1st Prize: 3 500 000 CZK (around 129 600 €), 2nd Prize: 2 200 000 CZK (around 81 500 €), 3rd Prize: 1 500 000 CZK (around 55 500 €)
Type: Open


The architectural and urban design competition for the modernization of the Surgical Centre of the University Hospital Králové is now open!

The subject of the competition is the architectural design for the modernisation of the Surgery department consisting of a new building which should be situated between the Nemocnice street and the Bedrna pavilion, and subsequently, the reconstruction of the Bedrna pavilion itself (building no. 21); and this, as to keep the full functionality of the Surgery departments, the Emergency Centre (building no. 50) and the Pavilion of Internal Medicine (building no. 10) during the whole duration of the construction and the reconstruction.

The planned investment cost (not including the costs of project documentation) for the new building and for the Bedrna pavilion reconstruction should be of 1.8 billion CZK without VAT.

The goal of the competition “Next Level – University Hospital Hradec Králové” is to find an architectonic solution for the Surgical Centre, composed of a new building (addition) and the reconstructed (now technologically outdated) earlier surgical pavilion, and to connect the two structures into a viable whole.

One of the priorities of the organiser is to find a solution that would be effective in functional terms, yet also bring new aesthetic qualities into the hospital complex. Since the plan proposes the first step to be the completion of the new Surgical Centre and only then the reconstruction and modernisation of the current pavilion, the architectural team that emerges victorious in the competition will be working with the University Hospital Hradec Králové on a long-term basis.

In this competition, we would like to appeal to European architects to present designs that would meet all the functional needs of the surgery departments of a hospital, and form the best possible working environment for medical staff as well as a safe and pleasant setting for patients in the University Hospital Hradec Králové.


18. 4. 2017 – announcement of competition

20. 5. 2017 – site visit

9. 6. 2017, midnight CEST – submission of questions, 1st stage

7. 7. 2017, 2pm CEST – submission of the competition designs, 1st stage

19. 9. 2017, midnight CEST – submission of questions, 2nd stage

20. 10. 2017, 2pm CEST – submission of the competition designs, 2nd stage


1st prize:    3 500 000 CZK (around 129 600 €)

2nd prize:    2 200 000 CZK (around 81 500 €)

3rd prize:    1 500 000 CZK (around 55 500 €)

Among those entering and fulfilling the conditions of the 2nd stage of the competition: divided 1 800 000 CZK (around 66 660 €)

Go to the competition’s website