Ex Burresi hospital

Refurbishment of the ancient hospital in Poggibonsi, province of Siena

TYPES: Culture
LOCATION: Poggibonsi (SI)
YEAR: 2012
CLIENT: Municipality of Poggibonsi
ACTIVITIES: Preliminary and final design, working drawings (competition 1° prize)
AREA: 3.700 sqm

The neo-renaissance building of the former Burresi Hospital of Poggibonsi was built and inaugurated in 1892 and many times afterward refurbished. The project signed by ABDR provides interventions for interior and exterior renovation, maintenance of the building architectural features and the recovery of missing or deteriorated architectural elements, also removing the mistaken additions, materials and architectural details.
In this perspective, this intervention proposes the restoration of the windows with pediments (including the oculi and the arched frames above the central portico) with subsequent closure of the recent upper square windows and restoration of the building external surfaces, while considering the original composition and color, including the different architectural elements and the exterior window frames.
Also important, the restoration of the Italian garden and the access alleys (removing the recent external parking), the restoration of the monument dedicated to Pietro Burresi, the replacement of entrance doors, windows and shutters with new similar ones in their original shape and features, the restoration of the roof covering, the demolition of the prefabricated operating room above the front elevation.
The interior interventions are aimed to preserve the existing horizontal and vertical structures and to recover the original spaces and volumes.
The project harmoniously integrates valuable architectural and historical elements with new interventions and infrastructural structures provided for the building functional conversion, optimizing the functional distribution of the building levels for very flexible spaces while complying with the structural constraints of the existing building.
The ground floor encloses all the activities of great resonance and needing a natural direct use of the garden. Such activities are located within the central hall and facing onto the two available exits. Both the central area and the connected one create a common relational space for all functions of the whole building.