The new complex of classrooms and facilities for medical students and the Scientific Research Institute of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation are located in the San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, in the Gonzole district in Orbassano, near Turin. With its direct connection to the hospital complex, the University buildings stand to symbolise the different vocations and professional destinations of the students.
A place specifically designed for learning, the teaching building is an independent unit closely connected to the hospital, the current and future setting of our students. The teaching building rises around a central structure with a large, two-stories circular room covered by a conical dome, which serves as the main hub and light source for the entire building. The classrooms are on the ground floor, while the first floor has spaces for practice-based teaching, self-study 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, the 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 layout is meant to promote study and encourage strong relationships with staff members.