Approval granted for Italy's first post-pandemic hospital

7 May 2024
  • Padua Hospital
  • Padua Hospital
  • Padua Hospital
  • Padua Hospital
  • Padua Hospital
  • Padua Hospital

ATI Project/Politecnica Ingegneria ed Architettura/Cooprogetti/Techint




Sustainable new health hub to become city's 'new green lung'

Approval has been granted for the new 192,000 sq m hospital in Padua designed by Tendestream member ATI Project, alongside Politecnica Ingegneria ed Architettura, Cooprogetti and Techint. The decision paves the way for subsequent design and implementation phases for the cutting-edge health hub dedicated to care, research, and innovation. As Italy’s first post-pandemic hospital, the facility is designed to provide care capable of responding to digital trends and technological innovation, while offering flexibility to meet the challenges caused by unexpected events, alongside changing environmental and social conditions.

Located in the Padua’s San Lazzaro district, the new hospital complex will connect to the city through a network of multimodal road infrastructures, with usability and accessibility provided by a new tram line, a local and interregional transport station, a heliport, a vertiport, and a system of cycle paths, driveways and car parks. The idea of connectivity is continued inside, with a 7-storey research tower containing several laboratories adjoining the wards, ensuring that test results are immediately available. In the central plate, an area is set aside to receive organs from other hospitals for transplantation, either in the polyclinic or elsewhere.

With over 58 primary departments housing 963 beds, the structure integrates carefully into the landscape, preserving the site’s woodland characteristics thanks to the design’s configuration, and ample green roofs. The dialogue with nature is a common thread of the project, with internal areas and courtyards featuring creating green oases in which to relax, meet and rehabilitate. The design pays maximum attention to sustainability, integrating solutions aimed at reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment, with those dedicated to optimizing internal comfort. This combination qualifies it as a nearly zero energy building - a park-hospital intended to become the new green lung for the community.

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 21.05.2021 here

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