The hew hospital in Bergamo is more than just somewhere you can get medical treatment and care. It combines diagnosis and therapy with ongoing development in health care, research and training. Fitted out with the latest equipment and based on new organisational models to reduce excessive administration, with its high levels of comfort the new hospital is designed to fully meet the needs and requirements of the patients.
The architecture of the new hospital is by Aymeric Zublema from Paris. The aim was to design the building to be light and transparent, thereby linking it with its surroundings. The materials and colours chosen are intended to help patients and visitors feel at home. At the same time, they meet the high requirements imposed on safety and ease of maintenance. Both the roofs and the side walls are clad with bright low-maintenance Reynobond® aluminium composite panels. These give the building a definite vibrancy which radiates quality.
Large glazed surfaces on the long sides give a sense of openness both within and without and afford a view of the surrounding verdure of the countryside. Blinds integrated in the double glazing and metal struts on the outer wall allow sensitive control of incident light. The individual buildings have been laid out in a way that ensures easy access to all units of the hospital. Their layout is based on the principle of stage-by-stage treatment and care, starting at A&E and progressing through the inpatient wards to eventual discharge and post-hospital care.
The centre is structured in the form of a courtyard around which all services such as A&E reception, operating theatres, intensive care units and laboratories are located. This means that a high degree of interaction is possible. Surrounding the courtyard are five seven-storey towers which accommodate 36 operating theatres, 226 treatment rooms and 1,200 beds.
The official opening of the new hospital, which is dedicated to Pope John XXII, is due in spring this year.