The project for the new hospital in Andria is located within a territory with strong peculiarities environmental. The variety of functions hosted by the buildings of the complex and their different needs for view and natural lighting, is kept together on the external perimeter by an element that gives unity to the complex and at the same time registers and represents the diversity of the parts through a series of variation
Instead of being a mere addition of isolated buildings characterized by individual functions, the new hospital complex is perceived from afar as a clear volume that dialogues with the landscape in synthetic form and at the appropriate scale. The simple geometry perimeter that holds together its various parts is continuously excavated by green courtyards that are both intimate and open to the surrounding landscape. They constitute the true soul of the project: environmental elements obtained “by force to remove” capable of giving light and views to the interior in proportion to their needs and at the same time to become public spaces characterized by different degrees of intimacy or openness. The new hospital is a dynamic and flexible structure, able to follow and to favor the evolution that underlies the development of a modern hospital, as well as absorb activity peaks characteristic of any emergency situations. This policy now essential for proper design for hospital buildings, it has generated, in terms of urban planning choices, a closely integrated body, endowed with great intrinsic coherence and that it also leaves ample scope for future developments.