Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Hospital Pavillion in Milan, Italy by rgastudio
August 27th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: rgastudio
Our task was to modernise and complete a two-storey hospital pavilion in Melzo. We were asked to design clinical laboratories and a morgue. The extremely diverse requirements of these two additions strongly influenced our definition of the interiors and the composition of the architectural masses.
A slightly sloping path in the garden leads to a hypogeal area where the entrance to the morgue is situated.
This open space blends with the surrounding greenery and provides a moment of quiet for those in mourning.
The mezzanine floor hosts the clinical labs, which are connected to the hospital through internal passageways.
The building’s shell is made of perforated sheets of COR-TEN steel which limit the natural light. The different sized, unsymmetrical openings and the facade’s unusual shape contrast with the rigorous symmetry of the rest of the hospital buildings, visible in the background.
Our choice of COR-TEN steel was linked to its evolution over time, to its shade of colour and to the warm tones it gradually acquires.
rgastudio was established in 2006 by Raffaele Azzarelli and Giuliano Iamele.
It specialises in architectural design and project management, encompassing a wide range of projects diverse in both in nature and scale. The team takes care of each project from initial design to final completion alongside a number of experts in various fields.
Particular attention is paid to the realisation phase; the construction site is viewed as a workshop, in which both the choices of material and a focus on detail acquire fundamental importance in the projects’ overall success.
So far, the practice has designed and managed projects regarding private and public buildings, schools, offices and residential and retail property. Amongst these: a nursery school, “Il Giardino dei Monelli”; two restaurants, “Erba Brusca” and “Ratanà” (chosen for the “Italia per interni – le architetture del gusto” exhibition) and the hospital wing in Melzo (which featured in the architecture review “Rassegna Lombarda di Architettura Under 40”).