IRCCS Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital

Milan | Italy


G.S.D. San Donato Group
Architectural design
Binini Partners
Amount of works
250.000.000 €
Services Provided
Construction management
20,000 square meters
Construction technique
reinforced concrete, steel
LEED V4 Gold

An architecture for people and for life

Underlying this project is the idea of an architecture for people and for life, based on the values of respect, acceptance, scientific and social advancement, guaranteeing appropriateness in treatment, reduction of clinical risk, ability to alleviate suffering, reduction of invasiveness of treatments, and search for better solutions and care pathways.

A new hospital facility, in which IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, an Italian excellence in orthopedic surgery, and Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio, aimed at the treatment of cardiovascular disease, are brought together.
Within the area where Expo 2015 was set up, Gruppo San Donato's new hospital is Italy's first vertical hospital, for which the most innovative principles of environmental sustainability and architectural functionality were applied.

New Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital in Milan
New Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital in Milan
View of parking exit of the New Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital in Milan, Italy.

Hospital operations, research and state-of-the-art equipment

The facility occupies a total area of 50,000 square meters, including 20,000 square meters for the new building and 30,000 square meters dedicated to parking and open space.
The hospital is spread over 16 levels above ground and houses all hospital activities, research laboratories and space for university activities. In addition to the main building, there are three other buildings, which house a technology center, a medical gas plant and an ecological island. Also thanks to collaboration with the State University of Milan, the hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory and training equipment.

New Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio hospital in Milan with technology center, medical gas station and ecological island

Strategies for maximum energy efficiency

The building envelope is particularly thermally efficient. It consists of about 30,000 sq m of curtain walls, 24,000 sq m of metal panel cladding, and 9,500 sq m of ventilated facades, which protect the thermal insulation layer. The geometric conformation and stratigraphies minimize winter dispersion and summer heat immissions, allow solar radiation to be managed by fixed sunshades, and ensure proper temperature displacement.
From the plant engineering point of view, efficient solutions have been planned, such as cogeneration, combined heat and power generation, use of renewable sources and district heating, installation of low-temperature air conditioning systems, and variable flow ventilation with heat recovery.
The monitoring of energy production and recovery systems contributes to smooth plant operation, according to ad hoc scenarios that define precise sequences of operation to always favor the best performing solution.
The building has received certification according to the LEED V4 protocol, Gold rating.

Construction site IRCCS Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio hospital in Milan
Construction site facade IRCCS Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital in Milan
Construction site detail IRCCS Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital in Milan former Expo 2015 area
Interior view of the construction site IRCCS Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital in Milan
crane construction site of the new IRCCS Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio hospital in Milan

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