The idea of a green space which can be a comfort to sick people, and then its development; constructing a facade that smiles at passers-by and large sails that follow the lines of the slopes of Monte Summano. The new Hospital Complex of Alto Vicentino, in the municipalities of Thiene-Schio, is this and much more. It’s a structure developed with a view to environmental sustainability which unites construction design and art, a project that has seen workers, technicians and architects working together in the knowledge that a work done well always begins with an exchange of experiences.
THE HOSPITAL EMBRACES THE TERRITORY
An aerial look at the hospital complex that houses the first orthotherapy garden in Italy
A newly constructed hospital on a total surface area of 97,132 sq.m. The main building is composed of three building bodies linked on each floor by connecting axes that extend to the east of the complex as far as the volume dedicated to the entrance. The main idea behind the project is the insertion and interaction of the architectural structures with the surrounding landscape. The structure is covered with a ventilated facade painted in four colours, while characterizing the hospital are two connecting bodies and the entrance, which stand out for the same architectural motif used on the south side called “facciata che ride” (the smiling façade) created by the beams supporting the glass windows.
The commission was acquired in “Project financing”, in which the advance of capital used is repaid with the management of the non-core services of the structure (maintenance of systems and buildings, heat management, cleaning and catering; waste disposal).
The facades can smile, and the green areas can become a therapeutic garden. The Alto Vicentino hospital center has been constructed with a multicoloured ventilated facade. Thanks to the effect of the beams supporting the glass windows, the structure is the “motif” of the hospital which also contains the biggest ortho-therapeutic garden in Italy, an area of around 500 square meters with aromatic plants that creates a perfect context for health rehabilitation programs.
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