Course Content (Syllabus)
The central idea is the architectural design of a real project in a preliminary design architectural level.
In this study we will focus on the planning and design of Health Care Systems related to Primary Health Care. The study team believes that a great part of facilities offering health education and health culture has to be situated inside primary health care systems. These systems are not complicated and they are more flexible in transformations than “heavy” technological ones. They are much cheaper in construction, operation and maintenance than facilities like i.e. hospitals. They operate under a human environment which is reinforcing their social character, while huge infirmaries cannot. It is very easy to situate them anywhere.
So, the primitive target of the study is to reorganise primary health care with activities that will reinforce the consciousness of health education and health culture inside the community. The health centers with the role described above will be called “Centers for Health Education and Culture”.
Fist step will be the study of the surroundings, the urban land position , the urban supralocal importance of the project, the understanding of the building schedule and the intentions of the project manager.
Then, the development of the central synthetic design idea will take place, on both the building and the site’s surrounding areas; its relationship to the wider space; the control response with the building schedule, the static structure in relation to the synthetic idea and the building schedule, the control response of the building to the rules and regulations imposed on the design, the choice of building materials
The studio will be submitted with all necessary drawings in a 1:200 scale, a model and 3D imaging.
Students will achieve this studio in groups of two or three persons.