Giovanni XXIII Hospital,
Bergamo, Italy

The multi-story parking garage of the Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, despite its volumetric mass and spatial footprint, fits well into the design vision of the entire healthcare complex, which seeks to embody, in the architecture of the buildings and the treatment of the ground, in park zones and outdoor areas, the concept of a ‘hospital in the green’. Comprising four levels designated for parking, with the top level completely outdoors as it utilizes the roof plane, the parking facility accommodates a total of 1157 car spaces. It spans a footprint of approximately 8500 m2 and has a height just over 11 m.

Entirely built by Moretti Modular Contractor with prefabricated elements, it has a different color scheme for each floor, both at the floor level and in the covering of the pillars, in order to facilitate the orientation of visitors. To mitigate its volumetric impact, planters for growing bamboo have been placed along the perimeter, while three different pergola-style canopies have been positioned in the center, serving both shading and masking functions for a portion of the large surface.

For the foundation structures, drilled concrete piles with metal reinforcements properly braced and anchored were placed. They are reinforced with deformed steel bars for reinforced concrete FeB44K. The foundation structures are isolated on piles with a collaborative ground floor slab. The on-site constructed elevated structures consist of the perimeter walls of the stairwells and elevator shafts, and other masonry partitions adjacent to them, as well as the parapets corresponding to the connecting ramps between floors. The ramps of the stairs and their landings are also constructed on-site. The masonry of the vertical connection block ensures an REI 180′ resistance. With the plan dimensions of approximately 160x90m, it was deemed necessary to insert two vertical expansion joints and a longitudinal joint, which would allow for the normal expansion and contraction movements over time of the rigid floors.

Project: Traversi&Traversi

"Moretti Modular Contractor is a company with strong technical skills: it knows how to develop projects with mixed materials and can find solutions even to the most complex design requests."


Seismic design incorporating two vertical expansion joints and one longitudinal joint (‘shock-transmitter’).

Coordination of the execution with the general construction site of the intervention and with the company that handled the on-site works.

8.452 m2

the covered area of the parking


the parking spaces, distributed across the four floors of the structure

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