Children Hospital Regina Margherita

Main Ward

Torino

Child hospital surfacing with rubber flooring Nd/Uni

Inside the Child Hospital Queen Margherita in Turin there is an island. Called the Island of Margherita, after the name of the Queen who made caring and nurturing the priorities of her whole life, it is the special warden designed for children with rare pathologies. 700 sqm forming a sheltered, comfortable, welcoming unit dedicated to kids and their families.

The project is by Turin Studio Miroglio+Lupica, together with Studio 99 Luca Ferrero & Laura Franco Architetti Associati and Kay Morrison srl.

Being together is the function and lifting is the mood: the design of the spaces takes inspiration from the sea and all the imagination that goes with it.

Fishes, shells, corals, tortoises line up the walls, while the graphic element of the wave couples with the curved corridors to give a sense of smoothness.

There are no sharp corners. Nothing is “hard” or square. Everything flows and welcomes: a sofa, a reading corner, a table, a common space outside the rooms. “We did question a lot about architectural value contributing to therapy” says architect Sabra Miroglio: “We wanted to create a space that was like an embrace to kids and their families as well”.

In this kind of project, our rubber floorings seem to take a whole new meaning, guaranteeing hygiene and comfort as well as proving a soft, “welcoming” material of their own.

In this instance the 30-shades palette of our Nd/Uni collection allowed for the greatest freedom of choice, and the chosen colors are U105, U11, U108, U107. U13 and U18.