Support to the San Giovanni Battista Hospital
- Support to Projects by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Mother project)
- Support to 250 Families of the Centre Nando Peretti Roma Sud (formerly Laurentino 38) Housing Estate of Rome
- Assistance to Needy Families in the Garbatella Neighborhood of Rome
- Construction Works for a Girls Secondary Boarding School
- Supporting a Leprosy and Rehabilitation Centre
- Supporting the Pilgrimages to Lourdes Sanctuary of 24 Sick Children Treated at the Bambino Gesù Hospital
- Support to the House for Children
- Purchase of a Computer With a Specialized Software for the “August Mozer Centre” for Children Suffering of Nervous System Disturbances in Varna, Bulgaria
- Assisting the Needy Families of the Roman Suburb San Basilio
- Purchase of Equipment, Expansion of Services and Support for Shipping Expenses for a Mission Eye Clinic in Remote Sierra Leone, West Africa
- Two Minibuses for Needy People in Bulgaria
- Support the Pilgrimages to Lourdes Sanctuary of 10 Sick Children Treated at the Bambin Gesù Hospital, and/or Assisted by the “Centri di Assistenza” of the Delegation of Rome
- The Aikido Special Program: a course for "at risk" and disadvantaged children
- Sicily Canal as the Gateway to Europe: First Medical Aid to Refugees in the Mediterranean
- Basic Healthcare Services and Social Activities for Older People in Amman, Jordan
- Renovation of the ACISMOM Day Care Centre for Homeless People in Rome, Italy
Project location: ITALY, Rome
Project start date: September 2004 - Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 2004-22
[2004-22] [2004-30] [2005-40]
Multipurpose tensile structure for the S.Giovanni Battista Hospital of Rome
Before carrying out this project, the Roman hospital specialized in neuro rehabilitation San Giovanni Battista of the Order of Malta did not have a church for religious celebrations, despite being a Catholic hospital.
Also, because the hospital is home to long-stay patients with an average residence time of 60 days, the hospital's staff had long expressed the need for a common area to allow patients of rehabilitation to socialize and be envolved in recreational activities, to spend pleasantly the long days in the hospital.
In 2004 the Association of the Italian Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (ACISMOM) asked the Nando Peretti Foundation a donation for the construction of a tensile structure, to be placed in the garden in front of San Giovanni Battista Hospital. The tensile structure has been designed to have multiple functions, such as serving as a church for religious celebrations, as a common area for the use of the hospital patients for leisure activities like film screenings, theater etc. and finally as a conference room to allow the hospital to organize scientific meetings.
The tensile structure has been designed with an octagonal base and a double arch crossed shape, to represent the Cross of Malta (also known as Cross of St. John). It has a base area of 430 square meters and a capacity of 346 seats, 36 of which are for the disabled.
The project included white walls and transparent windows made of PVC, with an emergency exit and a tunnel 11 meters long to connect the tensile structureto the main building.
In addition, the project included the provision of an air conditioning system, also funded by the Nando Peretti Foundation, with an air exchange system to enable a better enjoyment of the environment during both summer and winter months.