COMPETITION WINNERS FOR THE EXTENSION OF MORELLI HOSPITAL AT REGGIO CALABRIA
The expansion of the Morelli hospital aims to build five new buildings that will have to accommodate an additional 540 beds in some 69,000 sq. mt. It includes the design of 12 new operating rooms and a laboratory, as well as complementary uses such as offices, a cafeteria and a parking level.
This project is proposed as continuity at the macro level, which translates not so much in terms of aesthetic assonance to the built context, but rather in the design of diversity to produce an inclusive building for the daily life of all citizens. Therefore, an architectural structure of high aesthetic and functional profile is proposed, capable of becoming the engine for the area’s redevelopment and a source of pride for the hospital and the region.
As the intervention will be carried out an extension of an existing healthcare facility, the usual hospital activity will continue during the construction work. Thus, great care must be taken during the new structure construction, because of its inclusion in the consolidated urban fabric and because of the urban road network that cuts the area into two parts. It takes into account the use of prefabricated and dry construction systems that can significantly mitigate the impact.
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