The new complex of classrooms and facilities for medical students and the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation Research Institute are both located at the San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, in the Orbassano Gonzole area next to Turin. The many links between the University facilities and the San Luigi Hospital are an apt symbol of the different vocations and professional outcomes of our medical students.
As a place specifically designed for learning, the teaching facility is an independent unit tightly connected to the hospital, which is the current and future setting of our students. The teaching facility rises around a central structure with a large, two-story circular room covered by a conical dome, which serves as the main hub and light source for the entire building. The classrooms are located on the ground floor, while the first floor has dedicated spaces for practice-based teaching, self-studying and IT activities, as well as a quiet space for relaxation and contemplation.
From the first floor of the teaching building, a footbridge leads to the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation (NICO).
To encourage self-study, classrooms remain open from 8am to 11pm. Students can also meet in outdoor areas, as well as soccer pitches and tennis courts. This campus-style planning aims at promoting study and encouraging strong relationships between students and staff members.