A variable radius layout and central courtyard are the main characteristics of this original design. Solutions have been conceived for improving patients’ well-being and for enhancing the light, also in the most inner rooms. The double circular shaped structure and technological grid layout houses day surgeries and operating rooms arranged on eight levels.
The radii of curvature set the rules for this project in which every suspended floor has a different shape. To achieve this, particular iron structures and formworks with 9 radii of curvature are used. With porthole windows, winding routeways and a central square which gives light to the rooms, the hospital has forms and styles that have already received an award from the Inarca Foundation and from the Province of Naples Association of Engineers.
As the motivation for the award stated, “the project derives from a skilful reinterpretation of the organisation of the hospital and social-health care activities, as well as of the relative spaces, detaching them from the rigid schemes that have characterised the typical block structure of hospital buildings in the last few decades.”
The concept of sustainability inspired a number of building choices: the material used for the construction is largely recyclable. After the building’s useful life, many of its elements will be able to become new works. Anti-fall nets and certified timber contribute to increasing the level of safety in the building site, broadening the “Safe by vocation” guidelines for the project.