A team of architects based in Venice since 1996. Active in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban planning, landscape design, participatory processes, graphic design and social communications and known for health care works carried out in African continent.
This centre offers free help for patients affected by heart disease. Many of these are children, whose hearts are damaged by rheumatic fever, and the centre is the hub of a network of paediatric units that EMERGENCY plans to build in the Sudan and neighbouring countries. Including hospital blocks, a guest house, administration areas and a meditation pavilion, the centre aims to convey a sense of security and cosiness: its low pavilions were chosen for their unintimidating human scale, and they are set around a courtyard to suggest safe enclosure. Energy consumption is kept to a minimum with insulation, solar panels and heat transfer systems.