House And Community Hospital, Gorizia

Location:

Gorizia, Italy

Client:

University Health Company Giuliano Isontina

Team:

with Proger

Task:

Technical-economic feasibility project, Final design, Coordination of safety in the design and execution phase, Works management

Principles:

Iconic architecture

Preservation of morphological characteristics

Ambiente friendly

The sanatorium in Gorizia, inaugurated in May 1933 and the first prototype built in northern Italy, represents an important "piece of history" for the city. Its function was to serve the catchment area of the northeast and, at the same time, emphasize the presence of the Regime in the eastern province of Gorizia bordering the newly established kingdom of Yugoslavia (1931). The foundation of the Gorizia sanatorium, therefore, on the one hand, was born with the intention of ensuring a healthcare service to the community, on the other hand, it represented the testimony, in its architectural forms, of the principles of Italianity, classicism, and modernity that the fascist regime aimed to spread in the strategic territories of the eastern border. Of particular interest was also the affirmation of innovative aspects of a typology conceived with the intent to overcome the established image of the sanatorium as a place of suffering and death. The advent of antibiotic therapies in the 1950s decreed the loss of its original function by the building, which gradually became obsolete. In the 1970s, it was transferred to the National Health Service, initially for mental health services, and later discontinued and abandoned.

Details

Project area:
12.400 sqm
Project date:
2022 – ongoing
Date of construction:
-
Value:
€ 34.950.000,00

Characteristics

- Architettura iconica
- Preservation of Morphological Characteristics
- Ambiente friendly

The advent of antibiotic therapies in the 1950s marked the loss of the building's original function. Gradually becoming obsolete, it was transferred to the National Health Service in the 1970s, initially allocated to mental health services, only to be later decommissioned and abandoned.
The 6th Health Mission of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) presented a significant opportunity for the recovery and enhancement of the area within the comprehensive program to strengthen services through the enhancement and creation of territorial structures and facilities. The former Gorizia sanatorium will be repurposed as a Community House and Community Hospital, offering 20 new short-stay beds for low-intensity care.
The Territorial Operational Center (C.O.T.) will facilitate coordination between home services and other health services, ensuring interface with acute hospitals and the emergency/urgent care network.
Positioned very close to the state border and adjacent to the old Gorizia Hospital, this significant urban hub will provide all citizens, especially chronic patients, access to a multitude of healthcare and socio-assistance services.