“Cittadella dell’accoglienza”, Riva del Garda - Italy
Renovation of the former civil hospital
CLIENT: Azienda Pubblica di Servizi alla persona "Città di Riva"
VALUE: € 7,000,000.00
This project responds to the desire to create a true "Welcome Centre" for the elderly, who approach this period in their lives' with various needs, including an environment of wellbeing and hospitality. The project was designed to ensure flexibility during its realisation, without creating interferences with the operation of the existing Care Home. The building can be constructed in various independent phases.
The functions of the new and existing buildings were integrated into a complementary organic system whose end result is a new 120 bed Care Home. Rather than opposing the existing building, the design of the new facility incorporates its predecessor, creating a strong relationship with it. it ensures the permeability of the services offered and the "public" nature of its function, as well as the multiple circulation routes and services. In the final design, the existing Care Home resembles a third arm.
The volumetric articulation of the new building places particular emphasis on bioclimatic aspects, considering the strong influence of local site conditions and the dominant cyclical winds from the north-south.