Thanks to the work of its specialists, who are experts in the disciplines involving hospital issues, Politecnica had the opportunity, during the first critical period of the health emergency (February-March 2020), to participate in several technical meetings and inspections in hospital facilities at regional level, supporting decision-makers with analyses and assessments aimed at activating new Intensive Care beds.
This made it possible to design and donate to local institutions, in a record time, the design for the two new hubs of Baggiovara and Modena, adapting the internal flows and organizations of the two existing large hospitals.
These two new facilities to support the Modena and Baggiovara Hospitals with a total of 48 beds (18 and 30 respectively), have been built in compliance with the latest healthcare standards based on safety, rapidity of intervention and technology, capable of adapting and securing existing buildings. The two facilities are designed to be reused in the future, increasing the treatment capacity of the two hospitals.
The integrated design approach, based on the use of BIM technology for the management of all disciplines, was fundamental for the very rapid implementation of both projects. Two tailor-made ‘add-on’ systems were conceived, with prefabricated modular volumes, assembled and connected at strategic points to the existing buildings.
The result was a careful composition that made it possible to best meet the contingent sanitary needs through an architectural solution with optimized proportions to meet functional requirements, without neglecting aesthetic ones.
Sustainability and energy aspects, as well as safety and internal comfort, are always guaranteed by the correct positioning of all ventilation and air conditioning systems, thanks also to the choice of innovative materials and solutions such as high-efficiency energy recovery systems on AHUs, absolute filtering elements with low pressure drops, energy production by means of high-efficiency refrigeration units and heat pumps.
The building envelope, although made in a short time using prefabricated materials, has above-average insulation performance for both the opaque and glazed surfaces, able to protect from outside view to ensure adequate privacy and, at the same time, provide significant natural lighting.