Humanitas University Campus
Pieve Emanuele (MI), Italy
Arch. Filippo Taidelli - Studio FTA LAMM
A large supply of furniture for a rapidly reconfigured setting. LAMM contributed to the design for the campus of the Humanitas University, a higher-education institution dedicated to Life Sciences and partnered with the IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital in Rozzano (MI). The new campus (25,000 square metres), designed by Filippo Taidelli (studio FTA), has a research centre, a teaching centre and a simulated operating theatre—the crowning jewel of the complex—for practising realistic scenarios. As many as 828 E4000 study desks allow for the comfortable and flexible use of the building for teaching and of the lecture hall. LAMM also provided free-standing furniture for easy layout changes. The study desks, complete with tip-up top, were installed in straight rows on the ground floor. The writing tables are deeper and the "anti-tilt" feet make the desks free-standing, thus avoiding the need to drill into the floor.