The Trento new hospital is located next to the southern part of the historical city center.
The natural axis of the Adige river marks the west side, whilst on the east side the railway cuts and separates this wide swath, described in the past by peculiar unity. Beyond these two territorial engravings, the layout of the motorway has been added on the west side of the river and the layout of the highway on the east side.
The project has a unique opportunity to take back a landscape of connections between the river and the city. In the next future a wide park could be realized, that could link the two massive construction systems which define this area: North, the work in progress project of the Science Museum and the Michelin district and South, the new hospital complex.
The design of the hospital is integrated with that of a new park.
This roof has a steel shingles covering under which a square is developed.
The main entrace is characterized by a significant cantilliver exposed over the park, the material of which bounces the nature around and the inclined surface protects the users under its shadow.
The same effect of reflection happens on the external finishing parts of the building. In this case a glazed covering has been designed with a semi-mirroring surface, that will allow the nature and the sorrounding environment to blur with the presence of the hospital’s volume and to record the weather changings, the different conditions of light, the shadows, hybridizing the boundary between the building and the surroundings.