Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence
2000 - 2007

The new Meyer hospital in Florence is the result of the experience and inter-disciplinary expertise of a diverse range of professionals who discussed their various requirements with a view to creating an ideal space for a ‘humanisation’ of the facility. The project takes on a multitude of design issues ranging from the renovation of the ancient Ognissanti Villa to the realization of a modern and innovative children’s hospital.
The new Meyer in Florence is one of the first successful examples of a form of experimentation whereby the architecture interprets the perception of space through infant psychology in order to create what will be a true hospital for children – a hospital for the future, in other words.
37.000 sq m (11.000 sq m, refurbishment; 26.000 sq m new extension)
Beds No 200 ca. (160 + 40 Day Hospital + 17 oncoematology);
Ambulatories n°50;
Operating thetres n°5;
2 Day Surgery;
Examining rooms n°9
Polo Pediatrico Meyer, in: Opere Nuove 02/2005 Romano Del Nord, Le Nouvel Hôpital Pédiatrique Meyer a Florence, in: Hospital 4/2005 Cristina Donati, Polo Pediatrico Meyer: Ospedale Sostenibile a Firenze, in: Modulo, aprile 2006 Cristina Donati, Polo Pediatrico Meyer, in: Progettare per la Sanità, Luglio/Agosto 2006 Umberto Veronesi, Sana Sanità, L’Espresso, 26 ottobre 2006 Cristina Donati, Polo Pediatrico Meyer, in: Colore 51/2006 Andrea Rauch, Il Meyer di Firenze, in: Abitare, marzo 2007 Cristina Mochi, Polo Pediatrico Meyer, in: IL VENERDI’ DI REPUBBLICA, N. 944 6/4/2007 Giuseppe La Franca, Pediatrico Meyer, Firenze. Compatibile e Sostenibile, in:Tecnica Ospedaliera, gennaio 2007 Cristina Donati, Ospedale a colori. A colloquio con Paolo Felli, in: AND 09, agosto 2007 Elena Magarotto, Fotovoltaico integrato, in: Nuova Finestra, 329 ottobre 2007 Meyer, L’Arca 10/2008/240 Meyer, L’Industria delle Costruzioni, 402/2008 Susan Szenasy, Martin Pedersen, Meyer, Metropolis magazine, New York, september 2008