hospital and polyclinic 
Bezručova 3 and 5, Bratislava
Alois Balán, Jiří Grossmann
1932 and 1936
1932 and 1937 – 1939

District Social Insurance is one of the best examples of a modern medicare building with a central hall spanning three floors. The building floorplan is based on an irregular H-shape. Thus a space has been cleared in front of the entrance for a small park. Semi-cylindrical end of one wing at a corner is supported with columns. Main hall of the building is covered with a glass block ceiling, referencing renowned modern buildings in Prague. Horizontally divided windows make an impression of strip windows. They are complemented by glazed vertical stripes of staircases. Generous and typically modernist layout is still obvious in the building today. At the galleries surrounding the hall, the original insurance offices were located, later when the building became a hospital to be replaced with medical rooms. The left wing was dedicated to doctor's offices, right for the administration. The building was an addition to earlier building of the Land Office For Worker's Insurance, designed by the same architects in similar spirit, completed in 1932. Near the entrance, there is an embossment called Work I by Pavol Ban and right against it Work II by Ladislav Majersky (1935). The original flat roof of the building was later replaced with a vaulted one.

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Slovenský staviteľ, 1932
Matúš Dulla