The goal of the project to redevelop the San Gerardo dei Tintori Hospital was to bring the hospital into line with the significant organizational, welfare and technological changes that in recent years have profoundly changed the way services are delivered to the public.
The upgrading, expansion and renovation of the hospital, involved the construction of new building envelopes capable of enhancing the energy performance of the buildings and bringing them into line architecturally with the surrounding urban fabric.
Aliva was responsible for designing the façades of the 4 units containing the emergency exit routes and for the "Diamantini" cladding, using opaque aluminium panels or perforated metal panels painted in accordance with a very complex colour scheme. Starting from the initial concept, the Aliva design team was totally responsible for developing the colour scheme, with customised cladding panels dimensions and holes: from the architectural planning, to the production and painting (certified in accordance with regulations) through to the installation on site.
The perforated aluminium panels were secured using electrolytically coloured rivets following a complex but well-defined palette: this made it possible to speed up the work and to handle changes during construction with maximum flexibility.
Aliva’s work also included the design and installation of the steel structures on the exterior of the buildings onto which the wall cladding was secured.