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Medical units

These modular medical units can be assembled quickly so that humanitarian and medical facilities can be put in place in response to epidemics, natural disasters or war. The modules have a hexagonal form and can be easily adapted to different medical needs and circumstances, such as surgical theaters or patient recovery wards. The design includes a similarly modular filtration system for air and wastewater, that latter of which is recycled and also feeds into a plant irrigation system. The overall aim was to design a mobile medical facility that is highly responsive to human needs while friendly to the environment.

JURY STATEMENT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for rapidly constructible temporary medical facilities. This modular yet highly systematic design considers a wide variety of requirements – medical, personal, and environmental. To estimate cost, which is the key factor in determining whether design can be actualized, we need to consider the use of standardized materials and construction features.

WINNER STATEMENT

The design is aimed to help the world respond to emergencies, such as the lack of hospital quarantine and isolation wards caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. It is an honor for me to be selected as one of the award winners. I would like to thank professor Yan-Ting Chen for his guidance and my teammates for their support.

UNIVERSITY

NTUST/ Taiwan Tech

Taipei, TW
WINNER

Qin-Chao Zhou

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Wan-Hsuan Wu

Chaoyang University Of Technology

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