25 March 2008

Construction of the Emilio Ambasz designed € 253 million (US$ 340 million) Venice-Mestre Hospital, Italy has moved into the final stages of construction, with work now focusing on the final fit-out. The structure, designed for Veneta Sanitaria di Progetto, is a cast in-situ concrete frame, with a glass curtain wall and rooftop planting. Construction of the 600 bed hospital started in February 2004, and, according to Lucas Formari at architect of record Studio Altieri, should be complete by the end of this year.

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