The new Academy of the Italian Financial Police
The new Academy of the Italian Financial Police in Bergamo is a work completed by Renco jointly with a group of companies.
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The Academy, which will be used to train officers of the Italian Financial Police, was built on the premises of the old Ospedale Riuniti hospital in Bergamo, which dated to 1930 and had been in decay for several years. The complex features twelve buildings arranged in horseshoe pattern with a large park in the middle.
' Our growth is slow because we are unable to value young people. We must step up a gear by doubling our annual investments in the public administration. The primary aim is to remove the obstacles that have hampered production and the promotion of youths. The Academy is the right target '
Focus on the details
CLOSE-UP ON THE PROJECT
The red block, a historical building with cultural property restrictions, is the so-called “headquarters” of the academy and will house the management offices.
We also created a sports facility that includes a 25-metre swimming pool, three gyms, a multifunctional basketball and volleyball court, an athletics track and a football field with a 500-seater stand. There is also a 50-metre-long shooting range.
Italy’s President, Sergio Mattarella, at the inauguration of the new barracks of the Italian Financial Police Academy
The project for the conversion of the former Ospedali Riuniti hospital in Bergamo illustrated
A conservative renovation
LIMITED USE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
The interventions concerned the reconstruction of internal walls, structural reinforcements, the complete replacement of internal and external window frames, the redoing of most of the floors, painting works, the refurbishment of existing non-structural iron elements, waterproofing works, the refurbishment of a few existing lifts and the addition of new ones, and the renovation of the facades. The existing buildings are made of masonry, with natural blocks on the lower floors and artificial blocks on the upper floors; there are few reinforced concrete elements, often deriving from interventions completed after the initial construction.