‘Alarm Clock’ Clinic

Award: Outstanding Non-Business Achievement of the Year, CEE
Name of Achievement: ‘Alarm Clock’ Clinic
information about the achievement, describing the context of the achievement and it’s results or impact: The idea behind the project was to add a structure for the neurology ward for children in a vegetative state to the existing complex of buildings of the biggest Warsaw clinic for children (completed in 1977) with an internal communication passage to the main building. The clinic is located in Warsaw’s Miedzylesie district (a green area, bordering on a pine forest). The space was limited and defined by the old surroundings. The round shape was meant to be a lively addition to all the rectangular buildings of the slightly dull communist architecture. This shape alludes to traditional alarm clocks as well as to the flower signature of the president of the foundation, Ewa Błaszczyk, who always draws a flower at the end of her name. The balconies resemble petals and the passage to the main building is shaped like a stem. The many large windows add light to cheer up parents, the medical staff and the children. This was a goodwill project, in which the architects offered their services for free.

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