The new Operating Wing of Conegliano Hospital is located to the west of the existing buildings on the hospital grounds. It is a single block five storeys high with a helicopter pad on the roof and an underground level housing technological facilities and storage spaces. The ground floor is used for clinics and the general reception area; the operating theatres will be on the first floor; the second floor will house technological facilities serving the operating theatres below; and the third and fourth floor will contain hospital wards totalling 104 beds. The helipad on the roof of the building has a 'hot chamber'.
The horizontal strips of the building's outer façades form a Porcelaingres porcelain stoneware base two storeys high, creating diversified outdoor spaces for getting together and socialising on the first floor, and a ward volume (also two storeys high) covered with blind sheet metal panels separated by a strip of lath covering the technological level. The space in front of the clinics to the south and west is characterised by the perimeter of the facade, consisting of facing created by assembly of porcelain stoneware tiles, in this case natural Porcelaingres Rhine Limestone, measuring 120x60-50-40-20 and a partially transparent press-bent sheet metal casing, visible from the internal path and assembled on an independent metal structure detached from the façade behind it, forming a sort of sunshade protecting the spaces on the ground floor and first floor. The façade used in the ventilated wall, on the remaining outer walls of the first two levels of the building and the stairwell rising the full height of the building to the south is made of Porcelaingres Rhine Limestone 120x60 tiles with a natural finish. The ward volume (on the third and fourth floors) has a ventilated façade finished with sheet metal, characterised by the presence of metal sunshades on the western side arranged to provide shade in summer while ensuring that people inside the building still have a view. The technological level (on the second floor) is covered with lath panels marking the horizontal cut-off between the base and the ward levels.
The principle behind the technical design of the Granitech ventilated façade by Graniti Fiandre lies in the static autonomy and security of each panel with respect to the facing and is also useful for application on weight-bearing metal structures.
This technology promotes the building's thermal insulation above all, protecting it against the wind and rain and keeping the walls dry to ensure long lifespan. The ventilated wall system is currently the most complete response to the technical qualities and performance that may be required of a wall covering with the aim of ensuring wellness in a building.
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Granitech deals with design and installation of ventilated walls and raised floors. Using state-of-the art technologies Granitech develops top quality solutions for important projects in contemporary architecture.
Ventilated walls are multi-layer construction solutions for "dry" cladding of outside walls, improving their aesthetic qualities, degree of protection and insulation.
A raised floor is a flooring systems designed to meet the different needs of working areas with high concentration of plant engineering systems.
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