Support to the San Giovanni Battista Hospital

Project location: ITALY, Rome
Project start date: September 2004 - Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 2004-22
Beneficiary: ACISMOM


The polyfunctional tensioned structure of the "San Giovanni Battista" is a modern tent donated by the Nando Peretti Foundation to the hospital in June 2004 to carry out religious functions, cultural activities and entertainment for patients.
Due to the high degree of soil moisture below and to the wear from users, the original floor has been ruined up to affect the smooth running of activities.
This project, which recieved a grant from the Nando Peretti Foundation aims to completely renovate the structure and the finish of the floor to make it more durable and resistant to the soil moisture and to the considerable temperature range between summer and winter which it is subjected to.

In order to address the problem of the soil moisture and the temperature range it was decided to totally replace the carpeted floor and original wooden structure with a new more resistant mesh (600 x 600 mm) made by zinc-coated tubular (100 x 40 x 2 mm).
A new floor made by deal boards (4.000 x 135 x 3.5 mm) for outdoor will lay above this mesh.
Before installing the new structure, the ground will coompacted in order to reconstitute its flatness by a layer of sand above which will be placed panels of expanded polyurethane (40 mm) to prevent the ingress of moisture from the soil.

The renovation of the floor will directly benefit the patients of the Hospital, that could follow the foreseen activities in the structure safely (cineforum, church services).

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