A hospital of the future

Ospedale Galeazzi Sant’Ambrogio

Location: Milan, Italy
Products: sceneCOM evo DA2, DALI XC G3 CWM 30 DA2, basicDIM DGC Sensor 5DPI 14rc

This new hospital of superlatives was designed from the very beginning as a green building. Sustainability is ensured by the intelligent interplay between lighting control and building automation.

With an area of 150,000 square meters, a staff of 1,200 and more than 340,000 patients a year, the new IRCCS (Institute of Hospitalisation and Scientific Care) Ospedale Galeazzi Sant’Ambrogio in Milan is a centre of excellence for orthopaedics, cardiovascular diseases, neurosurgery and research.

The building meets the latest standards of sustainability and functionality in every aspect from its architecture to its high-tech equipment. Hardly surprising then that in 2019 this private hospital received the CNETO Award for Best Project and is a candidate for the coveted LEED v4 GOLD sustainability certification.

Intelligent light control based on available daylight is a key component of the hospital’s sustainability strategy – and a major contributor to the well-being of patients.

“By understanding the needs of our customers and incorporating them in the front-end engineering design (FEED), we can reduce the risks involved in implementing large-scale projects at a very early stage of the project cycle”, says Au Yeong Pak Kuan, project manager at Tridonic.

The challenge

Technical demands and external factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic made this project a feat of coordination. As each of the 17 floors was being completed an intelligent lighting system had to be created and integrated seamlessly in the building automation system.

The solution

210 DALI LED controllers sceneCOM evo DA2, 6000 sensors and 2500 dimmer switches monitor and control a total of 16,000 dimmable luminaires in this hospital of the future. The dimming levels of the luminaires are adjusted according to the current light profile and available daylight – for economical and sustainable light metering. Each individual luminaire is connected to the building management system via the lighting control system. In addition, the hospital’s facility management system can specifically monitor and control the energy consumption.


Project Data
Client: Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato (GSD)
General Contractor: GKSD Edile S.p.A
Architects: Binini Partners S.r.l.
Luminaires: iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A
Lighting Control System, Project Management, Integration Services: Tridonic GmbH & Co. KG
Lighting Control System Configuration and Commissioning services: Forlani Impianti S.r.l.
Realisation: 2020 – 2023
Used equipment: sceneCOM evo DA2
basicDIM DGC Sensor 5DPI 14rc