Nurses’ residence


The newly emerging complex of medical facilities of University Hospital Bohunice, built to the design of a Stavoprojekt Brno team led by Miroslav Spurný, was followed by other buildings.


The first of these were residences on Netroufalky street for single nurses without children and allied health professionals. The two monumental seven-story cubes, which are still a significant feature of the city’s skyline, appear to be floating above the ground. The projecting masses of their avant-corps with loggias rest on slender columns and they share a Z-shaped two-storey substructure. Their outer shell is dominated by grey rough-cast plaster, broken by blue painted window frames, railings and other details. There are riven slate tiles on the columns of the ground floor and the socles. The northern facade of both residences, the only facade without loggias, consists of profiled glass walls with windows that can be opened. The residential units with loggias are double rooms with a toilet and sink, while the other facilities such as bathrooms and kitchens are shared.


The structure of the buildings consists of a reinforced concrete skeleton, which facilitates the loggias of the façade. In this way, the buildings are similar to the iconic functionalist Eliška Machová Home on Lipová street by Bohuslav Fuchs and Josef Polášek, which was built thirty years earlier. The empty ground floor resting on columns is evidently inspired by the work of Le Corbusier. Today, the buildings currently serve as a hall of residence for students and the public.

Nurses’ residence

1974 – 1975

Miroslav Spurný

Bohunice 1946–1989


School, boarding school

Netroufalky 223/1, (Bohunice), Brno, Bohunice

Public transport
Univerzitní kampus – sever (BUS 60)

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