The structure of over 8,000 m2 was built between the 1960s and 1970s but was never opened.
Several studies have already been conducted on the complex and have raised the issue of sustainability in social and health care, recreational and educational services, with 160 permanent beds and day-patient spaces.
With regard to the silver economy, there are large margins of growth not only because the elderly population is significantly increasing but also because they have a high purchasing power.
In the metropolitan area of Bologna, the elderly numbered around 250,000 in 2018 and are expected to reach 300,000 by 2033 (Statistics Office of the municipality of Bologna).
In addition, in Italy the elderly have an average wealth that is 13.5% higher than the national average (Istat).