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polyclinic of milan

polyclinic of milan



Boeri Studio


Milan, Italy


2008 - On Going


Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena




Competition, Preliminary design, Detail design, Building permit, Detailed design


Project area 168,000 sqm; GFA 70,000 sqm


Project team: Stefano Boeri (Founding partner), (Competition, Preliminary, Final and Detailed design) - Pietro Chiodi (coordinator), Davor Popovic (coordinator), Alessandro Agosti, Daniele Barillari, Gianni Bertoldi, Moataz Faissal Farid, Daniele Iodice; (Revision of the Final design, 2017) - Stefano Boeri (partner in charge), Vincenzo Vella (supervisor SBA), Elisabetta Zuccàla, Elisa Versari, Chiara Capponi, Valentina De Palo, Diletta Rumi; (Detailed architectural design, 2017) - Vincenzo Vella (supervisor SBA), Giovanni Singarelli (coordinator), Sidney Bollag, Stefano Bonato, Luca Brivio, Chiara Capponi, Chiara Campriani, Valentina De Palo, Maria Elena Garzoni, Diletta Rumi.

The project of the New Policlinic Hospital is inserted in the delicate context, consisting of an enclosure and several individual pavilions, introducing a different design logic based on three main characteristics. The new hospital complex is an integrated volume, consisting of two tall buildings (Stecche), on the North and South limits of the Complex where the facilities of the two Poles  are located: Medical and Maternal / Child; a lower building (Piastra) in addition to the two Poles, placed in the middle between the two slats, with the most intimate and operational functions of the structure: the operating rooms, the delivery rooms, the intensive therapy.

The various services of the Complex are however interconnected with the remaining pavilions through a reorganized system of underground paths, at level -1 where a large part of the diagnostic functions are located. The construction of the new hospital complex enhances the public aspect of the Policlinico enclosure as a traversable urban system, characterized by urban service functions (commercial, tertiary) and increasing the permeability of the external public space through a public gallery that connects via Della Commenda with via Francesco Sforza. Each of the great buildings that, over time, have characterized this part of the city, has always accompanied the idea of large size and the construction of an open space that, while hosting various functions, has taken on, from time to time, the character of a private, semi-public, public or collective space.

On the roof of the central building there is a large Hanging Garden of 7,000 square meters with about 100 trees of various sizes and with coherent shrub species for the New Policlinico garden. The space is freely accessible by the departments and can also host events organized by operators outside the healthcare facility with both therapeutic and recreational objectives.



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