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Shipping-container coronavirus testing centre trialled in Australia

June 24, 2020 India Block 0

The University of Technology Sydney in Australia has built a drive-through coronavirus testing centre in a converted shipping container. This fully functioning prototype has been trialled by Sonic Clinical Trials for nearly a month. Its designers claim it is the country’s “first purpose-built mobile Covid-19 testing centre”. Deborah Ascher Barnstone, a professor at the University

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Heatherwick Studio designs plant-filled Maggie’s Centre in Leeds

June 12, 2020 India Block 0
Maggie's Leeds by Heatherwick Studio

Grassy gardens top the Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients built by Heatherwick Studio in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. Plants also fill the timber interiors of the charity centre, which provides support for people coping with cancer and their loved ones. It’s the first health building completed by Heatherwick Studio, the

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Sharon Davis Design builds rammed-earth hospital in Nepal

June 10, 2020 India Block 0
Bayalpata Hospital by Sharon Davis Design

Bayalpata Hospital is a medical complex in Achham, Nepal, built from rammed earth by American architecture office Sharon Davis Design. Serving one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote regions, Bayalpata Hospital replaced an old clinic that was too small for the number of patients needing treatment. Five medical buildings and an administrative block form the

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Miniwiz builds modular hospital ward prototype at Taipei hospital

June 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Modular hospital ward concept by Miniwiz, Taiwan's government and Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital

Design studio Miniwiz, Taiwan’s government and Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital have created a prototype for a modular ward using recycled aluminium panels, which would allow hospitals to quickly be adapted to fight coronavirus. Named Modular Adaptable Convertible (MAC), the kit was developed by recycling-focused studio Miniwiz with the Center For Innovation (CFI) at Fu

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Grimshaw designs range of shipping-container coronavirus testing centres

June 3, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
D-Tec shipping-container coronavirus-testing centres by Grimshaw and SG Blocks for Osang

The New York office of architecture studio Grimshaw has drawn up plans for a range of prefabricated coronavirus testing centres within shipping containers, named D-Tec. Grimshaw designed the prefabricated facilities for healthcare company Osang and engineering company SG Blocks to provide mass testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus. “We were approached by Osang and our long term collaborators,

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Mobile vaccination centres in shipping containers could immunise 60 million people in four months, says Waugh Thistleton Architects

May 26, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Shipping-containter Vaccincation Centres by Waugh Thistleton Architects

Waugh Thistleton Architects has proposed creating 6,500 mobile vaccination centres in shipping containers that could travel around the UK and immunise the entire population against coronavirus in 16 weeks. The units would allow the UK’s stretched National Health Service (NHS) to roll out a mass immunisation programme should a vaccine for Covid-19 be found, the

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Centre for displaced Rohingya women built from bamboo in Bangladesh

May 20, 2020 India Block 0
Beyond Survival: A Safe Space for Rohingya Women and Girls by Rizvi Hassan

Architect Rizvi Hassan used bamboo to build a community centre for Rohingya women and girls living in a refugee camp, where they can bathe and access counselling. Called Beyond Survival: A Safe Space for Rohingya Women and Girls, the project is located in Camp 25, a refugee site in a forested area of Teknaf in

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Metaform Architects creates customisable face shields for children

May 12, 2020 India Block 0
Children's face shield by Metaform Architects

Child-sized face shields with interchangeable decorations have been designed by Metaform Architects for children going back to school, plus today’s other design-related coronavirus news. Designed for children aged four to eight years old, the face shield includes studs to secure personalised adornments such as crowns, animal ears or googley eyes. A 3D-printed plastic frame is designed

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M-Rad designs mobile Covid-19 testing unit concept from “virus-destroying” copper

May 7, 2020 Natashah Hitti 0
M-Rad designs mobile Covid-19 testing unit concept from "virus destroying" copper

California-based design and architecture studio M-Rad proposes using the natural antimicrobial properties of copper alloy to create a travelling Covid-19 testing unit. Designed to carry out both Covid-19 tests and antibody tests, M-Rad’s concept for a portable testing unit features a body clad in copper alloy. Chosen for its antimicrobial properties, the copper exterior would create

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Shipping-container intensive care unit installed at Turin hospital

April 21, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments (CURA) intensive care  shipping-container pod by Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota

A two-bed intensive care unit within a shipping container, designed by Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota, has been built at a hospital in Turin and is being used to treat patients fighting the coronavirus. Named Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments (CURA), the intensive care pod was designed by Carlo Ratti Associati and Rota to increase intensive

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