The TOG Center (Together To Go Onlus), located in Milan, represents a cutting-edge in specialized and free care for children and young people suffering from severe neurological disorders. In addition to care, the center, spanning over 3,000 square meters and distributed across three levels, aims to be a space open to the city, promoting the social and work inclusion of patients and spreading the culture of disability.
The structure was designed by architect Ciro Noja in collaboration with the Milan studio for construction management and the executive project. The design stands out for its curvilinear glass facades, requiring a high level of sound insulation, comparable to that of hospital facilities. This design challenge was brilliantly met by the Theatro network, which created a full-scale mock-up of the facade to test its acoustic performance. The custom model was made using solutions from Florim, Thema, Schüco, AGC, Assa Abloy, Duravit, and iGuzzini.
Florim's porcelain stoneware products, present in various areas of the building, were selected for their technical and aesthetic performance, to create a space that not only meets medical needs but also those of inclusion and well-being for its users. The TOG Center has a hydrotherapeutic pool, allowing patients with complex pathologies to move, play, and relax safely. This area is covered with the Match Up collection in the Earl Grey color with a Grip finish, both inside and outside the pool. Match up Earl Grey is used for flooring and wall coverings in the Laboratory area as well as the bathrooms where the same collection is also found in the Blueberry color. For the external areas and stairs, the Walks 1.0 collection in the Gray color in 20 mm was chosen.
Other areas of the center like the TOG Bistrot and conference rooms used the Maps, Wooden Tile, Neutra 6.0, and Crayons collections.
Photo credits: Marcello Mariana, Davide Luciano Tegas
Courtesy of: Centro TOG, Theatro