The new Humanitas University International Campus in Milan The new Humanitas University International Campus in Milan
Architecture

The new Humanitas University International Campus in Milan

Written by Redazione |

22 November 2017

With the opening of the academic year 2017/2018, on November 14th the new Humanitas University International Campus was officially inaugurated in Pieve Emanuele, a municipality belonging to the suburban area of Milan.  

Located near the hospital, the project has been carried out by the architect Filippo Taidelli of Studio FTA to build and strengthen the network involving teachers, students, researchers and visitors through operating centres and informal spaces.

The complex consists of three main buildings: the multi-functional building with a canteen, a library and common facilities, the educational building with the Simulation Centre and the research laboratories. The huge windows forming the main entrances of these facilities overlook an open area

These entrances are characterised by a flowing space with double and triple heights and large terraces that can be used as open classrooms, whose aim is to create a pleasant environment and exploit the orientation of the building for higher solar radiations and lower losses. 

Moreover, the glazed internal courtyards ensure the maximum intake of natural light, thus limiting the waste of energy for lighting and enhancing the sense of continuity between the inside and the outside. 

Basically, the strategies for energy saving include the ventilated façade made of stoneware, the photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, the Building Management System (BMS), and the geothermal heat pump for the heating system, for an A3 energy class (CENED). 

However, the jewel in the crown of Humanitas Campus is the Simulation Center, a teaching place dedicated to medical and surgical practice, where the environments of a modern hospital have been accurately recreated. 

Finally, a university residence will be available within the summer of 2018 next to the new campus. With a surface of 8,000 square metres and 240 beds, it will be designed by Studio FTA of Filippo Taidelli for students and researchers.

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