The proposed solution completely removes the low part of the original polyclinic and replaces it with a new building. The proposed form of the extension is architecturally neutral and allows the morphology of the original building to stand out. The resulting composition of the extension and the original building by architect Podzemný is balanced and gives prominence to the dominance of the original slab house.
The site and the relationship of the house to its surroundings
The main access to the clinic is from the Drinopol and U Kaštanu tram stations. Access from Bělohorská Street is more convenient and natural for visitors than from Patočkova Street, from the Břevnovská bus stop, where it is necessary to cross a footbridge and then head uphill. For this reason, the main entrance to the extension is from Pod Marjánkou Street. The access from Břevnovská Street is newly arranged as a staircase and a descending ramp with seating. The northern entrance is connected by a barrier-free ramp in the direction of the footbridge over Patočkova Street.
The existing entrance hall is directly connected to the extension building. The new entrance to the extension is located close to the existing entrance and also serves as a barrier-free entrance from the street under Marjánka. A reception desk is located at the connection point between the two buildings. The entrance area is connected to the pharmacy, cafeteria, and other services. In the 1PP, the entrance area is connected to the café in the annex and the optics in the original building.
Visitors enter the extension through a new entrance in place of the internal atrium. Upon entering, they get a general overview of the building. Through the open atrium, visitors have visual contact with the information desk located at the junction of the two buildings. The individual departments are located along the outer ring of the building. Waiting rooms are located in corridors with a direct optical connection to the atrium.