MOVED2CARE Competition Honourable mention

pod and kit

The design consists of two elements; the permanent but movable Pod and a Kit of Parts to be assembled and disassembled on site. The Pod is the structural and functional core of the building. It is constructed in advance of the Mobile Healthcare Centre’s deployment. Two distinct ancillary wings are erected on site using the Kit of Parts; the sterile surgery and the larger, more flexible, nursing and information space. On site assembly would take only 2-3 days, allowing the Centre to be moved frequently and serve a large area.
The Pod provides all of the storage and services required for the Healthcare Centre. The Mobile Healthcare Centre can function independently of any other building and without access to mains power or water as the Pod contains a generator and facilitates water collection and storage. The entirety of the Kit of Parts along with the furniture and supplies needed for everyday use in the Healthcare Centre fit into the Pod for transportation. The compact nature of the design (2.4m W x 4.8m L x 2.4m H) allows for easy transportation by a variety of means.
The materials in the design were chosen for ease of construction, durability, cost-effectiveness and local building techniques.


The project team comprises of:

Bróna Waldron M Arch, Caoimhe Merrick M Arch and Suzanne Betts M Arch, Dublin, Ireland.

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