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Regenerative Bio-Equipment for Health and the Environment, Kennedy Medium-Level Mother and Child Health Care Unit

Part 2 Project 2021
Steffany Vanin Lara
Pontifical Xavierian University | Colombia
The Bio-equipment for health and the environment responds to a not so simple question: how to make architecture for healing?

Usually, hospital settings don't focus on making spaces to improve the experience and general well-being of patients, visitors, and workers through sustainable and comfortable spaces to decrease negative feelings like stress and isolation.

This Project is located in Bogotá, in one of the most polluted neighborhoods. This Bio-equipment follows the premise that a hospital shouldn't be a place to only treat diseases, where architecture is guided by functionality, but instead it needs to be a place to prevent us from getting sick.

The main strategy to design a place to heal was to generate in architecture the same connection humans have with nature know as the biophilia hypothesis.

So the spatial qualities of the project revolve around the void as a way to organize the space and to integrate nature and the healing rays of the sun into the experience, as a result, achieving an architecture project that can cure, regenerate the environment, prevent illnesses, and improve the health of the community.

Steffany Vanin Lara


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