PORCELAIN GRES: THE THERAPY FOR HOSPITAL BUILDINGS
It is official that nowadays, hospital buildings fall within the archistar's range. One example is the high-tech hospital of Mestre designed, among the others, from Emilio Ambasz, an architect known all over the world, above all as a pioneer of sustainable architecture. Meanwhile, grows in Italy the number of new health structures realized all over the region, as well as, in even greater numbers, the interventions of redevelopment and rehabilitation of existing buildings.
They are, when we speak about hospital architecture, complexes with specific and obligatory security requirements, durability and other essential properties (thermal and acoustic insulation, for example) that a material like porcelain gres is able to offer, with the guarantee at the same time, of high-level aesthetic realizations. This is demonstrated by the hospital realized in Switzerland with DSG Ceramic tiles. 120Concrete, a product that looks at the future, in fact made available of the architect's team, very innovative solutions of maximum design cleaning combined to high performances in terms of cleanability and anti-sliding properties, which are essential in a place destined to welcome inmates and visitors together with avant-garde machineries of big dimensions and particularly delicate.
In the contemporary architecture's background, the tools made available to hospitable hospital planners, safe and innovative, have an increasingly important role. The most striking example, for now, come from overseas but they are often signed Made in Italy. It is located in UAE the first high-tech green hospital: a recent project - opened to town from this month - which was able to unite the technological excellence with an indispensable respect for the environment (...the patient's therapy starts from the safeguard of the place in which he lives!). Another example comes from London, where the Evelyn Children's Hospital was built around an evident nucleus that is a big glazed atrium on which all the departments overlook and that acts as a very passive solar system as well as a sound barrier.
Innovative complexes, big windows to show technologies and laboratories, sustainability and first of all functionality and practicality for the machinery, as well as hospitality and safety for the inmates: the future of hospitals architecture, both in Itlay and abroad, depends in large part on the reliability of materials with whom the buildings are floored and covered, of course as well as their planner's creativity. Just to facilitate their work, DSG collections are distinguished by the use of gres tiles that are simple to clean, resistant to stress and wear and of big aesthetic impact. They are realized with rigorously selected raw materials and processed with the latest technologies.
On the other hand, which better therapy for an hospital if not the porcelain gres, particularly appropriate for the environments where everyday are used chemical agents and other aggressive products?