Client: Carena Impresa di Costruzioni S.p.a. (mandataria di Associazione temporanea di Imprese "Galliera 2000")

Main features:
Walk-in area: 2.360m2
Volume: 9.810m3

Design phase: 23/06/1995-01/11/1995
Works: 12/03/1996-21/10/1998

The new Hall of Nuclear Medicine is a two-levels structure built in full compliance with the historic character of the monumental complex Duchessa di Galliera Hospital in Genoa in which it is inserted. It is situated so to replace an embankment placed on green space between two buildings that are the main floor plan of the Hospital. The building is a modern therapeutic and diagnostic department for the provision of day-care service. It is organized in two levels: the first, the upper, is accessible to patients and public, there are 4 bedrooms with their range of filter and waiting spaces, medical offices, drawing rooms and secretarial services. The second level, below and completely buried, hosts laboratories for specialized analyzes, the spaces for the warm room and all technological areas. Both levels, and in particular that of the laboratories for examinations with the use of radioactive materials, include the presence of staff and patients, in different and separated zones defined as "cold" area (without the presence of radioactive isotopes) and "hot" zone (where there are radioactive isotopes). The latter is protected by controlled access and filters for contamination detection. The internal distribution, with particular regard to the layout of the paths for staff (both for the exercise regime of the department and for the management of emergency cases) has complied with the criteria of controllability and separation of functions and personnel to them attendant, in order to ensure a simple and safe management. It is a rationalization designed to prevent the possibility of circumvention of the control system and protection of areas of work, especially those defined as "hot." The finishes of the rooms have features of washability, durability and safety, studied and prepared to provide the necessary guarantees in the event of accidental spillage of radioactive material that will normally be used.