A new and important challenge, full of innovation and technical and social values, which is part of one of the many institutional investment programs Politecnica is participating in internationally, specifically in the financing program implemented by the African Development Bank and the Kenyatta Government , with the aim of addressing and overcoming labor market difficulties for qualified biomedical professionals in nephrology and urology within East Africa's Center of Excellence (EAC).
With a total area of 15,000 m2, for a total investment estimated by the Ministry of Health of Kenya of about 16 million euros, the project is located in a barycentric location within the metropolitan area, in a large green space close to the important road node of Ngong Road and close to the Kenyatta National Hospital and the National University Nairobi.
The building - developed on five floors - wants to be a symbolic element that will emerge in the urban landscape due to its contemporary character, its iconic volumes and the desire to emerge in the context of a dynamic and pulsating aesthetic, attentive to the context urban environment, where bioclimatic issues, water supply issues and urban values are concerned.
The complex intends to be a pole of excellence especially in the field of research related to the biomedical sciences involved. The building will host, in addition to teaching areas, university and congressional destinations, hospital departments with very high medical technology. There will be a dialysis department with 45 beds, a critical area of 20 beds, an operating block and a diagnostic area for the latest generation, as well as ambulatory, laboratory and support services. In addition to these spaces, two levels dedicated to hospitality and accommodate, in rooms with different cuts, a total of 160 internal patients.
The project, built entirely in the BIM (Building Information Modeling) environment, starting with the first volumetric choices and according to advanced approaches driven at participatory type levels, has engaged an international multidisciplinary team that has made it possible to mark the specific choices according to extra-ordinary logic in the environmental, cultural and health context, choices that will ensure, in the near future, the quality of fruition and management of successful success.