Our SDGs projects
Thought by, and for, the people
The Global Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030), ratified at the UN summit in September 2015 by 193 countries, encompasses the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), divided into 169 targets. The SDGs are designed as a continuation of the Millennium Development Goals, already defined in 2000 by the United Nations.
Politecnica wants to contribute to the achievement, in particular, of 6 of these objectives which are centred on the wellbeing of the human community by designing works on a human scale:
SDGs3 – Good health and well-being
We carry out works that can guarantee access to essential quality health care services thanks to our experience in complex institutional building projects.
Ensuring health and well-being for all and for all ages.
Our designers create comfortable health care and hospital facilities for those who will use them. They are public works at the service of citizens and communities, designed to offer the best possible environments for patients being, at the same time, functional to allow operators to carry out their activities in the best possible way.
Biomedical sciences for a better future
Zealand University Hospital, Køge Danmark
The design of excellence health services, oriented at medical scientific discoveries, will allow to have a university hub of biomedical sciences featuring high technology, 789 beds over 185 thousand square meters.
A project “participated and shared” with all Stakeholders to adopt stable and lasting solutions for the community.
DGNB Silver certification guarantees economic, environmental, social and technical/operational sustainability.
Green health care on a “face-to-face” basis
Galliera Hospital, Genoa
A 5,500 sqm roof garden integrated into the structure for a “people-friendly” project that contributes to the improvement of patients’ conditions.
Designed to be certified “Green” and “Lean” hospital energy efficient, will have innovative systems of rationalization in the use of energy and a low environmental impact.
A new hospital designed entirely in BIM integrated environment with processes focused on people’s well-being.
SDGs4 – Quality education
We design structures that have all the functional and architectural features to facilitate teaching in an open and inclusive way.
Providing quality, fair and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all.
Access to free, fair and quality education is first and foremost a matter of design, which Politecnica makes explicit in a concept that is not only technical but based on social values. The design takes into account the needs of gender equality, disabilities and the interactivity concepts of groups of students in order to design learning environments that are safe, non-violent and inclusive for everyone.
Sinergy between public and provate
Polytechnic of Milan Bovisa-La Masa Campus
BIM technology has facilitated the development of new structures functional to educational activities: new technology centres, laboratories, offices and a new Competence Centre have been built.
The new integrated services into the Polytechnic University of Milan respond to a new design model: the Competence Center will in fact host multifunctional areas,
technological laboratories and demonstration rooms, where it will be possible to train small and medium enterprises, accompanying them through their natural process towards innovation and transformation.
A project based on the synergy between public and private, to provide advanced training and know-how sharing.
Considerable attention has been paid to energy-environmental aspects in order to limit energy consumption and polluting emissions, thus guaranteing high-quality environments for work and study.
Historic buildings serving education
Health Campus, University of Pavia
Politecnica has combined some of its main expertise in the restoration of historic buildings and the design of healthcare facilities for the Medical Clinics Pavilion within the Pavia Health Campus, creating a synergy between teaching and the medical profession for the benefit of the patient.
A sustainable work with low environmental impact that, starting from the redevelopment of the historical pavilions, avoids further land consumption.
SDGs5 – Gender equality
Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls
Our women and men design together.
One of our objectives is to design public and private environments in which the principle of Gender Equality is respected, where the values of social and economic inclusiveness are promoted. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary condition for a prosperous, sustainable and peaceful world. For this very reason, we promote the representation of women in our decision-making and management processes, speaking out their voices in our industry and beyond it.
We design together for a better impact on society.
Cinema for gender equality
Film initiative “Women in Venezuelan Chaos”
We promoted and supported the film “Women in Venezuelan Chaos” by director Margarita Cadenas. A film of female reporting, outlined through the eyes of five women.
The female point of view adds a diversity of looks and further depth to our projects.
Our commitment is to gender equality towards full and effective female participation and equal leadership opportunities at all levels of decision-making in politics, business and public life
Specific protocols for the empowerment of women
Protocol for the prevention of harassment at work Politecnica with FILCAMS/CGIL
We adhered to the protocol against harassment and violence in the workplace and organized a meeting with the association Gruppo Donne e Giustizia.
The aim was to inform and train all Politecnica staff through an audit that allowed us to take a snapshot of the internal environment and create a context to help preventing and reporting any discomfort.
SDGs7 – Affordable and clean energy
Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy systems for all
Intelligent energy for a balanced planet.
In the near future, we will be talking about a new balance between energy sources: natural gas, renewable sources and energy efficiency. Politecnica adopts the best technologies and design solutions that allow access to very efficient energy services in this transition between the mix of sources. For us, it is a constant working method, an integrated approach, to search for design solutions that allow access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. Designing for a sustainable future means thinking about the future and the next generations, about the impact that the work will have on the surrounding environment and on people throughout its life cycle.
Maximum control of energy consumptions
Beverara 21-23 Headquarter, Bologna
This building, the headquarters of a major company specialising in credit and business information systems, has a low environmental impact and has been designed to achieve maximum control of overall energy consumption. This has been possible thanks to the integration of different elements: orientation of the building, green areas, photovoltaic energy and overall functionality. Politecnica has already activated the procedure to achieve LEED® Platinum Certification, the highest possible level of energy certification.
Towards the highest standards of environmental performance
Corporate EU Joint Research Centre Restaurant in Ispra
Thanks to targeted architectural criteria and respect for the environment, the new Ispra project aims to assure the ecological value of the entire site where it will be built and to minimize the footprint of the building ,in line with the provisions of the BREEAM protocol on the sustainability of buildings.
The protocol makes it possible to measure the degree of sustainability of the building and the design, construction and management processes in relation to international standards. We have adopted the best design solutions to meet the principles and requirements defined by the protocol through an integrated approach for the design, construction and management of all factors that affect the environmental, social and economic impact of the building.
SDGs9 – Industry innovation and infrastructure
Building resilient infrastructure and promoting innovation and fair, responsible and sustainable industrialization
Infrastructure connects communities.
The development of infrastructure networks creates positive effects for the growth of a country and for local economic activities, but it is important to research on its modalities of impacting the territory. For this reason, we design roads, highways, bridges and communication routes by listening to the needs of local populations, through what we call “shared and participated design”. Especially in developing countries, we work closely with local professionals and workers, contributing to internal technological development, research and innovation.
Infrastructure for territorial development: listening to communities
Coastal Highway, Belize
A fundamental link within the country’s road system, upgraded to ensure the country’s accessibility to trade and tourism, facilitating the implementation of other upgrading works.
The population of Belize will now be able to use this new high- capacity roadway to travel and to perform economic and social exchanges.
We have given great attention to the environmental and social impact, by listening to local needs, involving the people in the area affected by the project in periodic meetings, thus collecting requests and implementing a system of public consultations with all stakeholders. In this way, we were able to understand their needs and design an infrastructure that is not only environmentally sustainable, but also – and above all – socially sustainable.
A sustainable journey to experience nature
Sun Cycle Path, Italy
A 650 km long nature trail through 4 regions: Piemeont, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.
A “sustainable connection” that will allow you to explore the nature of the places and some of Italy’s major historical and art cities. The project is designed to enhance the eco-sustainable tourist accommodation dedicated to cycling and the historical- arts heritage.
This is the Ciclovia del Sole, the Italian section of Eurovelo 7, the cycle path connecting Malta to Cape North, one of the 4 cycle routes of the National Cycle Route System.
SDGs11 – Sustainable cities and community
Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, durable and sustainable
Participatory design makes the works sustainable in the long term.
In all our interventions, the social and human aspect is at the core of the project, even more than the technical topic, because we believe that the success of a work is measured, above all, in terms of benefit for final users. This is why we start by sharing the project with local populations, institutions and associations, especially when the works are designed to assure access to public services and the use of urban infrastructures to citizens.
Ars district renewed for a new sociality
Austrian Arsenal “Franz Josef I” new Ars District of Verona
A new international “Ars District” obtained through the recovery and enhancement of ancient places, returned to the community and future generations.
We performed the conservative restoration of the roofs and upgraded to safety standards the Austrian Arsenal in Verona which, once renovated, will become a meeting place for locals and tourists and will host a Student & Management Hotel, the Academy of Fine Arts as well as an urban market, besides exhibition and meeting spaces.
RRegenerate urban areas and return them to the community
Creativity Park, urban regeneration Area ex AMCM Modena
An urban regeneration intervention to renew and give back to the city of Modena and its inhabitants a site of strategic importance for its future development.
The aim is to reconnect the area with the urban fabric of a currently disused area, conceiving new forms of use and new functions to be selected.
A project for the benefit of the community.