Faculty of Medicine

Place Perugia
Country Italy
Client Università degli Studi di Perugia
Team Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura; Betaprogetti; Cooprogetti; V.Mosco & Associati
Assignment detailed design phase, health and safety coordination in the design and construction phases
Dates of services 2007 - 2009
Dates of construction 2008 - 2010
Project area 45.000 m2
Building footprint 22.000 m2

The Project

The design for the new Faculty of Medicine and Surgery comes within a more extensive plan for the construction of the Single Perugia Hospital Centre.

The development is made up of a series of buildings all of the same height, except for the elliptical tower which, standing over the whole complex, acts as the distinctive element within the design.

The building shapes are simple – architectural elements based on recognisable geometrical forms. They are arranged in a way which follows the contours of the area and create a central courtyard which acts as a sorting area for the different buildings, while being a square providing opportunities for meetings and socialisation at the same time. The square is built on three levels: Level 0 is at the same height as the adjacent hospital buildings and acts as the area of access to the main buildings; Level 1 ensures illumination for the six large underground lecture rooms; Level 2 is where the Great Hall has been constructed with seating for 563 people and a characteristic fan-shaped design.