New Mestre Hospital, Italy, Architect, Image, Project, Development, Photo
New Mestre Hospital Building : Architecture
Contemporary Italian Architecture – design by Studio Altieri Spa
Nuovo Ospedale di Mestre
NEW HOSPITAL IN MESTRE, Venice, Italy
Client VENETIAN SANITARY PROJECT FINANCE – MESTRE (VE)
All photos by Moreno Maggi except the 2 aerial views from Studio Altieri Spa
New Mestre Hospital
The hospital main building is composed in two separate parts; the tecnolgical platform area and the in-patient room block. This main block contains a three floor platform area, and seven floors built above ground level, five of which are used to accommodate hospitalized patients. The platform area consists of a reinforced concrete construction; the single “residential” block construction on top is a mix of steel and concrete. The platform area performs the hospital’s key functions, housing the technological areas (basement), operating theatres and diagnosis and treatment areas (ground floor) and visitor’s area (first floor). The area used as patient rooms occupies six floors, starting with the technological structure, and is chiefly used for wards accommodating patients receiving routine treatment.
Studio Altieri SpA adopted design solutions that demonstrate its ability to bring together the architectural, technological, structural and environmental aspects in a single project. These solutions include the extensive glass surface running along the whole length of the frontage, that links the technical services block of the hospital, covered with greenery, with the in-patient areas, to improve environmental comfort and filter out the noise of the nearby railway line; and then the terraces on the south-west face, with the overhanging floors to create shadows and reduce the effect of strong sunlight; and lastly the small lakes in the park, which, apart from characterising the park itself, constitute a water reservoir in case of fire and are able to regulate water levels.
THE TECHNOLOGICAL BLOCK
THE ENTRANCE HALL
DIRECT SUNLIGHT STUDY
The glass façades enclosing the north and south sides of the building can be classified essentially into two main types of structural glass façades: a so-called “active” type, with excellent heat-sound performance, suitable for ensuring comfort on the wards, in the care and treatment structures and in the doctors’ offices; and a different “passive” type, suitable for use in areas where people stop for short spaces of time or in transit areas, such as halls, lifts and sitting areas.
ENVIRONMENT FOR CITIZENS AND PATIENTS
Central garden: This is the garden in front of the hospital building and, due to its position, it is the most “constructed” and designed green space. It is organised into lawns – planted with bands of abundantly flowering shrubs and with ground cover – which are integrated and linked by paved, furnished footpaths. For the roof garden, over the underground car park, non-allergenic species have been chosen.
This garden contains woods, lakes, hills and an area called “the meadow”, a large roof garden linking the hospital block with the supplies dept. building.
New Mestre Hospital – Building Information
Amount of the work: Euro 200.841.000,00
Owner’s total initial budget: € 200,840,705.47
New Mestre Hospital Italy images / information from Studio Altieri Spa 030908
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New Mestre Hospital Italy : World Architecture Festival Awards 2008
Health Category Finalist
Venetian Building Photos
image © Adrian Welch
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New Mestre Hospital Building