Children’s Surgical Hospital with Renzo Piano

The new Children’s Surgical Hospital in Uganda has begun clinical activities: a project by Renzo Piano Building Workshop & TAMassociati

TAMassociati with Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed together a new Centre of excellence for Paediatric Surgery  in Uganda, at Lake Victoria, 35 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.

The Emergency ngo Children’s Surgical Hospital has 72 ward beds, 3 operating theatres and all the diagnostic and ancillary services needed to run it, such as a laboratory, blood bank, pharmacy, canteen, and laundry.
A strong sustainable approach in design choices: load-bearing walls with the rammed earth technique and a roof made from a suspended canopy structure supporting 3,700 square metres of photovoltaic panels.


  • Place: Entebbe, Uganda
    Client/Project owner: Emergency NGO Onlus
    Status: realized
    Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop & TAMassociati
    Design team: RPBW - G.Grandi (partner in charge), P.Carrera, A.Peschiera, D.Piano, Z.Sawaya and D. Ardant; F.Cappellini, I.Corsaro, D.Lange, F.Terranova (models) - TAMassociati - R.Pantaleo, M.Lepore, S.Sfriso, V.Milan, L.Candelpergher, E. Vianello, M.Gerardi - EMERGENCY Field Operations Department, Building Division - Roberto Crestan, Carlo Maisano.
    Consultants: Milan Ingegneria (structure); Prisma Engineering (MEP); Franco and Simona Giorgetta (landscape); GAE Engineering (fire consultant); J&A Consultants
    Ph. Emmanuel Museruka – Malaika Media