Project

New maternity unit at Careggi Hospital, Florence

Client

CMB soc. coop.

Services

Structural Design

Location

San Giovanni Valdarno

Area

End of projects

2012

In the context of the regeneration plan for the Careggi Hospital pole, the maternity unit building arises after the demolition of a pre-existing and outdated wing. The new multi-story building shows a transparent high-tech architecture and houses hospital rooms, doctors’ rooms, an operating suite and all neonatal ward services, in addition to a winter garden based on the principles of humanization for sanitary spaces. The building,  made of two different parts, rests on a ribbed mat foundation and is supported by a structural grid made of precast tridimensional frames, cast-in-place reinforced concrete walls and upwind elements. The structural design was aimed to harmonization, besides the streamline of precast and cast-in-place elements fits in with the functional layout and the architectural requirements.