Open building and flexibility in healthcare: strategies for shaping spaces for social aspects.

  title={Open building and flexibility in healthcare: strategies for shaping spaces for social aspects.},
  author={Stefano Capolongo and Maddalena Buffoli and Dario Nachiero and Chiara Tognolo and Eleonora Zanchi and Marco Gola},
  journal={Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita},
  volume={52 1},
INTRODUCTION The fast development of technology and medicine influences the functioning of healthcare facilities as health promoter for the society, making the flexibility a fundamental requirement. Among the many ways to ensure adaptability, one that allows change without increasing the building's overall size is the Open Building approach. METHODOLOGY Starting from the analysis of the State-of-the-Art and many case-studies, eight parameters of evaluation were defined, appraising their… 

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