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.