The award was given for the newly opened rehabilitation hospital
In December, Blocks Group won first prize in the prestigious national competition Building of the Year 2022 in the category Social Infrastructure - Healthcare. It was given for the newly opened Blocks Care Rehabilitation Hospital by a jury of 33 experts, chaired by Professor Georgi Stanishev, an architect. The award was received by Blocks's founder and CEO, Mr Ilian Grigorov, at an official ceremony at Sofia Event Centre.
"I and my team want to thank the respectable jury for the recognition. We are extremely happy and proud with what we achieved in such a short time. I am sure that with the hospital's quality realisation we are setting the strong foundations for our success in the field of care and social activity," said Mr Ilian Grigorov.
The concept design for the hospital was created by HKS Architects, a leading architectural studio for healthcare facilities. Its Bulgarian partner was the team of Proacrh, lead by architect Iliya Evrev, who developed the project further on a conceptual and technical level. Blocks's partnership with the most prestigious centre for rehabilitation in the world, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, was crucial for the project's development. Shirley Ryan Ability Lab has been a leader in the US in the past three decades and has the largest research budget in the world in this field.
The rehabilitation hospital in Bulgaria is built in compliance with all international standards and is among the most modern in Europe. It is located at the foot of the Vitosha mountain on an area of 14,000 sq m and has an inpatient unit with 100 beds in 54 single and double rooms, an outpatient unit with 17 offices, 6 rehabilitation rooms and rooms for hydro procedures. Besides complete outpatient rehabilitation for children and adults, the hospital also offers early rehabilitation for patients after active treatment.
About Blocks Healthcare and Social Services
Blocks Healthcare and Social Services is the owner of the largest and fully integrated centre for rehabilitation, palliative care and care for the elderly. The complex has been active for 2 years now and is located on 3.5 ha close to Sofia's Ring Road, at the foot of the Vitosha. It includes a specialised hospital for rehabilitation and long-term treatment, a family type senior living facility in 9 detached houses, each of which has a capacity of 9 residents, a hospice and a daycare centre for the elderly.