University Medical Centre of Charles University in Pilsen – Stage II won the Building of the Year 2023 award

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The 31st year of the prestigious competition took place on Friday the 24th of November in Prague’s Rudolfinum. The jury chose the winners from the 110 nominations. Traditionally, the Foreign Construction of the Year competition also took place, with the first price going to the Milochov tunnel on the railway between Žilina and Púchov in Slovakia.

The main organiser of the competition is the Foundation for the Development of Architecture and Construction, which is also the announcer, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Czech Chamber of Authorised Engineers and Technicians in Construction and the Association of Construction Entrepreneurs. Together with the University Medical Centre, that was constructed by GEMO a.s., another 12 buildings were awarded the title of the Building of the Year 2023. The jury also awarded 25 special prices.


“The complex of the Faculty of Medicine buildings shows a resilient and successful effort to cultivate and clarify the complex and ambiguous faculty operation. This is enriched by a number of pleasant indoor and outdoor living areas and spaces for the students and professors. The jury appreciated the lapidary and thoughtful architectural design of the interiors in the whole campus, including the execution of the structural engineering details.” said the competition judges.


“On behalf of the general contractor GEMO a.s., I would like to thank the constructive approach of the investor and also the construction team of my colleagues and our partners for the way we have handled this construction. Thank you!” evaluated on behalf of our company construction manager Ing. Martin Kroupa during the award ceremony.


This is already the third important award this year, in October the building was awarded the title of the Building of the Year of the Pilsen Region and also won the Public Award.


The FoM of Charles University in Pilsen University Medical Centre (UniMeC) – Phase II consists of three underground and six above-ground storeys. In the basement there are spaces for parking, warehouses, technical facilities, as well as the catering, laboratories, archives, autopsy rooms and the classrooms. On the above-ground storeys there are the lecture rooms for 300 people, classrooms, laboratories, operating theatres, dining room and the administration of the dean’s office.