Eva Bellini has been focusing on hospitals’ architecture and their spaces’ quality since her studies at Politecnico di Milano. Between 1996 and 2001 she worked for the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, and helped on the design and set up of all the non-medical areas of the new building, with the aim to creating a welcoming and warm space, balancing the high-tech hospital’s style.
In Milan since 2002, she has worked for San Paolo hospital, one of the bigger health care structures in the city, where she successfully renovated almost 1/3 of the wards, introducing integrated and participatory design methods as well as the use of color, finishing materials and detailed furnishing, in order to deliver harmonic, comforting and welcoming spaces for patients, visitors, medical, administrative and technical staff.
Since august 2016, after the merge between San Paolo and San Carlo Borromeo hospitals, Eva has been in charge of maintenance for the San Carlo site; in addition to the usual work of structural maintenance and repair (due to its 60 years since it was first built), many crucial renovation projects are being delivered, in order to update the health care structure.
In 2010 she has obtained her post-graduate master’s degree on Hospitals’ Design from Politecnico di Milano, and since then she has been teaching a class on design methods to improve the quality of health care space. She gives lectures at Bocconi School of Management on Hospitals’ buying processes and regularly cooperates with ABC Department of Politecnico.
She is co-author of “The Therapeutic Space. A method to the humanization of hospital spaces” [Lo spazio terapeutico. Un metodo per il progetto di umanizzazione degli spazi ospedalieri] and has published several articles and scientific papers on the subject.
She’s a member of the National Committee of the Italian Society for Healthcare Engineering and Architecture (S.I.A.I.S. – Società Italiana dell’Architettura e dell’Ingegneria per la Sanità).