Under Threat – Surgical Pavilion
By Petr Kropáček, Mukachevo, Ukraine, 1928–1930

Docomomo International became aware by Uzhhorod Modernism project that the Surgical Pavilion, designed by Petr Kropáček, in Mukachevo, Ukraine, 1928-1930 is threatened due to the ongoing works that will lead to the irreversible loss of the heritage value of this building.

“The Surgical Pavilion in Mukachevo was built in 1928-1930 according to the project of the famous Czech architect Petr Kropaček. The best known architectural object designed by Kropáček is a summer residence of the second President of Czechoslovak Republic Edvard Beneš at Sezimovo Ústí.

This building is a unique example of a medical complex of interwar modernism with a rare two-story glass bay window which was designed as a surgical operating rooms. The exterior and authentic interiors of public spaces with terrazzo, faux stones and tiles have been preserved until recently.

The Surgical Pavilion has the official status of architectural heritage. Despite, the reconstruction had already started on the object and works are carried out without the permission of the cultural heritage protection authorities. There is a risk of complete loss of the heritage site.”

Docomomo International is willing to raise awareness on this case, spreading the petition already started (Ukrainian): sign it here

More details here [Ukrainian] and on the NGO Uzhhorod Modernism Facebook