In EXTREME MsF our students addressed the emergency clinics build by Medics sans Frontiers for treating Ebola and Covid-19 in Congo. There was an emphasis on routing, use of local materials, climate design, assembly and so on.
A COVID-19 treatment center for deployment in the remote areas of the Congo Basin. The design features traditional tropical architecture with bamboo, has integrated roof solar chimneys to ventilate passively, and is designed to be deployed rapidly by highly coordinated local fabrication.
A design proposal for an Ebola clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that engages with the community by making use of local materials, crafts, and working force. It has an optimized construction system for fast and low cost assembly with spaces that focus on the healing of patients. The design can be easily repurposed to the local needs after Ebola.
An Ebola clinic in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Green pergola for cooling, healing, electricity and transition into a birth clinic after Ebola with separated linear routes for patients, staff and visitors to reduce the risk of contamination
A simple modular covid-19 treatment unit designed to integrate into the rural settlements of Congo. It uses solar chimneys and carefully designed buffer spaces to increase the ventilation rate and dilute the contaminated air.
Sophie van Hattum
Often ETC’s are rapidly constructed when and where necessary, regularly leading to misunderstandings within the local community. Brick Together aims at using local materials, local expertise and local help to gain acceptance within the community. The ETC will provide a durable solution and can be repurposed after the outbreak into any function the local community requires.
Vicente Blanes Carpio
The project consists of a modular construction system and a distribution logic to address the need of quick and efficient emergency treatment units for rural areas in the DRC. By using local and accessible materials and construction techniques, the modules can be constructed and maintained by the communities, allowing this building to serve por a different purpose after the intervention.
Adaptable covid-19 clinic (system) made by a set of light prefabricated industrial elements, which can be easily and quickly assembled/disassembled/modified/expanded, so as to be repeatedly built in Kinshasa to meet great and urgent need for patients' beds. Compared with existing container buildings, it has better space utilization efficiency and physical(thermal/luminous) performance.