Albert Einstein Hospital

The hospital is one of the most respected healthcare institutions in Brazil and its Morumbi facility in São Paulo is one of the largest in the country featuring high standard finish and installations.


The building boasts 16 floors, of which six are underground parking floors, one floor for the surgical center, one technical floor, one atrium, one floor for hospitalization and other five floors for doctors’ offices.


This is the largest LEED Gold certified hospital building in the world.


Racional’s long-term and trusting relationship with the Albert Einstein Hospital has led to the construction of other facilities in São Paulo, such as the Perdizes, Alphaville and Avenida Brasil units.


  • Technical sheet

    City: São Paulo
    Built-up area: 67,000 m²
    Numbers: 489 beds, 28 surgical rooms, 100 doctors’ offices, 41 hospitalization rooms, 1.500 parking positions
    Execution timeframe: 28 months
    Year of completion: 2009
    Client: Sociedade Beneficente Israelita
    Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein

  • Hiring mode

    General Contractor (GC)

  • Certifications

    This building achieved LEED Gold certification.

    It features energy efficiency and environment preservation systems, such as rainwater reuse systems for non-potable purposes, efficient air conditioning systems with individual control, special glass that ensure maximum use of natural lighting, rooftop gardens, ventilated façade system to minimize refrigerant charge, use of local materials and certified wood, as well as a recycling program to reuse about 75% of the debris collected from construction work.

    The lighting design was created to prevent the maximum luminous flux of internal fixtures from being projected out of the windows and to make exterior lighting sufficient to ensure safety and comfort, while not affecting the neighborhood or other hospital buildings.

    During construction work, there was stringent pollution control and an erosion, silting, dust and noise management plan was put in place.

  • Project differentials

    The project required special planning for the construction of the slope containment. The hospital’s diaphragm-type containment wall is one of the largest in the world.


    As well as severe topographical conditions, the subsoil is composed of tertiary sediments that are typical of São Paulo’s sediment basin basically made up of layers of silt and hard clay interspersed with compact sand.


    As it is a hospital facility, the construction presented additional challenges to attain LEED GOLD certification since the technical and safety requirements are extremely important and the demand for water and electrical power is greater than for other construction projects, such as business or school buildings.


    Added to the complexity of the project, the area where the hospital stands is surrounded by high-end homes and this demanded special attention with regards to the management of debris, dust, noise and lighting to avoid impacts on the quality of life of the neighborhood.

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