Agordo Hospital is one of the two main hospitals of the network related to the HUB center of Belluno, as indicated in hospital planning of the Veneto Region 2012-2016. The existing Hospital is today an addition of buildings placed with different directions not homogeneous and with several paths that connect different parts; this configuration comes out during years of several step of developments without a general planning system .
The challenge to intervene starting from the reorganization of the main entrance building together with the front square becomes an extraordinary opportunity to work with a large number of strategic objectives: rationalizing the entire hospital facility, demolishing the parts of existing buildings, adding a new buildings with 2 floors based on new facilities for the entire hospital in order to improve the efficiencies of the of First Aid and laboratories for Diagnostics on the first floor and ambulatories on the ground floor; Reorganizing the existing spaces and the extension it will also accommodate additional functions on the first floor and the new ground floor; Optimizing space with a reduction of surfaces and volumes resulting in savings on operating costs; Getting a clear separation of flows both internal and external; Providing a new front desk for the public, recognizable, modern and comfortable, geared to the reception; Striving for maximum clarity and ease of using the horizontal and vertical routes to the patient and / or visitor; Rationalizing the external space of the square significantly increasing the parking spaces and facilitating access to emergency vehicles; improving efficiency, economical sustainability and maintenance for the hospital system as a whole.
The new building develops in two floors as horizontal plate with two patios, allowing for each area day lighting and natural ventilation. The use of local materials, warm, recognizable, such as wood for the facades obtained by sequence of modular panels enables to have large windows contained in a frame made by corten steel, amplifies a design approach focused on communication and referred to the human scale. The mountain views towards South is fully enjoyable from the first floor of the existing building due to the low height of the new intervention. The landscape system is organized, not marginal and residual, but driving into the entire design from the open spaces, in front of the new hospital, to the inner part of patios and roof gardens. The main scope has been to work with a new building configuration achieving the therapeutic potential linked to the welfare of sight, light, air, comfort, ergonomics and health.