The new Campus Humanitas University – International Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Nursing and Physiotherapy has been opened at the Humanitas Research Hospital. The complex of buildings and green spaces designed by the architect Filippo Taidelli of the FTA studio consists of 3 new buildings that are avant-garde in terms of both educational content and environmental sustainability.
The complex has been designed to accommodate teachers, researchers and 1,200 students, a 2,000-square-metre Simulation Lab which is one of the largest and most technologically advanced in Europe, high-tech classrooms, a digital library and residences.
The simple and essential architecture maintains a sense of continuity between the educational and research departments and the multifunctional hub. The space is characterized by double and triple height glazed sections and spacious terraces which can be used as outdoor classrooms as needed. The Campus includes the farmstead courtyard style of architecture with a number of rooms laid out around a green square and located in a large pedestrian park following the model of Anglo-Saxon campuses. The new courtyard is the “square” used by the students which houses the three glazed entrances to the buildings. The project envisages extending the green area of the agricultural park to the South among the new buildings through different varieties of native plant species and increasing and enhancing the spontaneous vegetation as a connective fabric able to link the campus to the rest of the hospital complex.
Next to the new campus and also designed by the Filippo Taidelli – Architect FTA Studio there will be a university residence of 8,000 square metres with 240 bed spaces available to students and researchers and scheduled to open in Summer 2018.