The property, owned by the Monsummanese Public Assistance, is located in Monsummano Terme Via Mameli, in the central area of the town not far from Piazza Gusti. The building is made up of four floors above ground and a large basement. (used largely for parking except some spaces intended for technical rooms / clearing rooms). On the back there is an area used for parking, at the ends of the same there are technical compartments. The entire building and all outdoor spaces are illuminated by LEDs.
THE ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE
The shape of the land, net of the distances from the borders and spaces necessary for the circulation and parking of the vehicles, was such that by choosing the "regularity", we would have had two options: to create a pleasant building, but giving up several square meters of surface , or make the most of the available spaces and build a clumsy building. None of these options was pleasing to us or to the client and for this reason, we tried to go beyond the regularity of rationalism, also to be able to take full advantage of the conformation of the lot. Plasticity and emotion are the guidelines of our project. The building, on the main front, is characterized by a continuous curve, the dynamism of which is underlined, in the initial part, by the withdrawal of the ground floor and, in the terminal part, by the advancement of the second floor. A glass block, which seems to emerge from the walls, identifies the main entrance and interrupts the continuity of the whole. The windows are enriched with splashes which, by expanding the horizontal dimension, further lighten the image of the new Public Assistance office. On the rear front On the rear front, a superstructure was provided, spaced 1.5 ml from the wall. This artifact, which for now has not been built and perhaps will never be, had the task of interrupting the monotony of the ribbon windows, also fulfilling the dual function of a canopy and a protective element of the facade. The structure should have continued on the side elevation, characterized by a frame, memory of the west elevation, on which the PUBLIC ASSISTANCE logo should have been placed.
FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION CHART
The ground floor is divided into three areas. On the left side with respect to the switchboard entrance there is an area, with an independent entrance, intended to house the farewell chapels, the central area between the entrance, stairwell and lift houses the reception (common between the Public Assistance Monsummanese and the Casa della Salute) which also leads to a bar open to the public. The rest of the floor is occupied by rooms intended for Monsummanese Public Assistance (kitchen, volunteer room, toilets and a nursing area). The first floor is divided into two areas. On the left side and in the center there are administrative offices, medical offices, an office and toilets while on the right side there are rooms for volunteers, toilets and changing rooms. On the second floor, intended exclusively for the Casa della Salute, there are the outpatient clinics (one of which, very large, divided into 2), the CUP, and other functional spaces, the toilets, storage room, the dirty material deposit, the material deposit. clean and two waiting rooms. The third floor houses the technical rooms of the entire building and in the center there will be the administrative secretariat, a waiting room, changing rooms and toilets. The waiting room leads to a large terrace. Overall, the area intended for the Casa della Salute is approximately 640.00 square meters, the useful rooms, considering to obtain two medical offices from the room currently used as an office / meeting room (and including some accessory rooms, and excluding toilets, closets and waiting rooms) are 18, 12 of which are used as clinics and others to be used for other functions.
The basement will consist of a parking area for the exclusive use of emergency cars, and other means of the association, with an adjacent area used for washing for funeral homes, as well as compartments used for storage rooms / closets, in one of which accessible from the outside there are oxygen cylinders for max 1000 liters; everything is accessible via a double ramp with vehicle entry and exit, while inside by stairs and lift.
The basement will have a covered area of approximately 760 square meters, the ground floor of approximately 444 square meters, the first floor of approximately 459 square meters, the second floor of approximately 436 square meters and the coverage of approximately 439 square meters.