CURA: Open Source Design for emergency COVID-19 hospitals

CURA (Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments) aims to convert shipping containers into plug-in Intensive-Care Pods for the COVID-19 pandemic. The units could be as fast to mount as a hospital tent, but as safe as an isolation ward, thanks to biocontainment with negative pressure. The first unit – whose open-source design has been initiated by an international task force of architects, engineers, doctors, military experts and NGOs and is open to further contributions - is currently being built in Milan, Italy, with the sponsorship of UniCredit.

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Eugenie Guo

China's Huoshenshan hospital is built with reconfigured containers. Since it is a matter of racing for time, perhaps we can refer to the existing floor plans and structural specification meanwhile make adjustments accordingly?


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