Ospedale San Gerardo – Monza, Italia
Hospital surfacing with smooth rubber flooring Grain.
Just north of Milan, San Gerardo in the city of Monza is more than a Hospital: it is an institution.
Founded in 1174 as a shelter for the poor, it has since represented a beacon of care and excellency for a densely-populated area. Today it also hosts the faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan.
The new Building
A new architectural body has been added recently to the facility: named the Palazzina Accoglienza (Welcoming Building), is a 4-floor unit housing 83 outpatient clinics. Featuring also a 350-seat conference hall and a shopping center, the Palazzina is meant to be the watershed between the day-hospital activities and the long-term facilities.
The flooring for the new Palazzina come from our Grain collection, in a rich palette of 10 colors. We provided 25.000 sqm of tiles and rolls, as well as 14.000 sqm of wall coverings.
For us, it is also a comeback. In the 1970s we contributed more than 30.000 sqm of rubber flooring in the main buildings and, with well-deserved pride, we found a part of them still in place and in very good conditions, 40 years later.