Stella Maris Institute - Architecture Design Project: Recovery and research Institution on the children neuro-pathologies
Research output: Non-textual form › Design
In order to respond positively to the specific objective of the institution, a new facility will be built in June 2017. It is the only hospital specifically oriented to the cure of the neuro pathologies of children and adolescents in Italy, and, therefore, the project responds, also in a radical perspective, to this unique challenge. The project is therefore innovative in both its architectural configuration and in the advanced technologies used in both planning and execution. The building embraces the surrounding nature through the star shape, an unconventional choice when compared to stereometry of traditional hospitals that perfectly responds to the aim of the institution. The facade is completely transparent and interacts positively with the solar radiation through a spiral wing that wraps around the entire facade. The plan configuration also allows the introduction of internal green spaces and passive devices highly efficient (energy), consistent with the environmental sustainability.
Both Stella Maris institution and the designers believe that this can be a model for future positive development in the field of autism and it can be appreciated by both the scientific community and families who are confronted with the issue. And it can be a significant exemple that can inform policies and a source of data aimed at decision making. The issue of mind and neuro pathologies, especially related to the growth age, transcends national boundaries, and we believe it is fair for the entire community share the opportunities that a new project of this type can offer. Hence it is an important objective of the foundation to share the positive aspects that may derive from this innovative path. The project is also an opportunity to share a common vision and a path.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2017|
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Research output: Non-textual form › Exhibition
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)