The University of Pécs received the Construction Excellence Award
On Friday morning, the inauguration ceremony of the Construction Excellence Award plaque was held at the new teaching and research building of the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Pécs.
For the twenty-second time, the Board of Trustees of the Construction Industry Excellence Award Foundation (ÉMA) has announced the call for applications for the Construction Excellence Award. The award, founded by the National Association of Construction Contractors (ÉVOSZ) and the Construction Science Association, is the highest recognition of the achievements of the Hungarian construction industry. In the public building education category, the new theoretical block of the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Pécs (PTE) won the award.
The reasons given for the award included that “the new theory building is linked to the old theory block and includes a variety of research, teaching, and community spaces. The building’s interior and exterior architectural design is elegant and practical, well suited to its functions. It is multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing. It offers an appropriate level of comfort, particularly in terms of lighting, ventilation, changing functions and interior design. It is an outstanding piece of architecture, in an elegant hillside setting.”
The university could start using the modern building in autumn 2021. 12,000 square metres of new space for teaching, research and community activities have been completed. Thanks to the new building, the teaching and research area of the Faculty of Medicine will be expanded by 40 percent, in building sections equipped with modern diagnostic tools and equipment. In addition to Hungarian students, the University of Pécs has around 2,500 foreign students, and the new facility will provide a framework for their high-quality education.
In the project, TSPC as the general designer has presented complex solutions to coordinate the educational areas (seminar rooms, lecture halls, community spaces) and the research areas (laboratories, isolated staircases, airlocks, and lifts, test and experimental rooms) in a harmonious and architecturally integrated way.