Asl 106 Siemens General Hospital

The complexity of the hospital organisation and technological contents of research carried out by Siemens are embodied in the quality of the project spaces, which make this hospital an authentic “healing machine”, a structure which on the outside looks like a monolithic steel platform, but is open on the inside like an intricate multi-purpose system composed of areas featuring various degrees of protection and accessibility. The greater functionality and rationality of a platform layout compared to other distributional schemes has been “corrected” in the quality standards of the various rooms. The double-courtyard layout, a clear reference to older health care architectural designs, is reread in light of modern-day architecture, turning into a shiny metal container on the outside to project an image of its effi ciency to the outside world.