A team of American architects and public health professionals has won an international competition to design a mobile health center for impoverished communities in Southeast Asia. The Moved to Care Design Competition, which received more than 200 entries from around the world, called on designers “to create an innovative design solution for a relocatable healthcare facility.”
Exterior of the winning design. (Courtesy Moved to Care)
The winning team of Patrick Morgan, Jhanea Williams, and Simon Morgan designed a colorful, compact, and secure healthcare structure that can be easily transported. The multi-purpose space can also serve as an educational hub for the surrounding community.
“Working through design challenges we focused on how architecture and public health were consistently always beneficial to each other, focusing on not only the clinical aspect, but also the community that will be affected by the facility,” said Patrick Morgan in a statement.
The winning student design. (Courtesy Moved to Care)
The jury also announced Christopher Knitt from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee won their student competition. The competition was organized by Building Trust International, a non-profit that helps bring design projects to impoverished parts of the globe. David Cole, the organization’s founding partner, said in a statement, “we look forward helping realize the project over the coming months.”
The winning student design by Christopher Knitt. (Courtesy Moved to Care)
Cut-through diagram of the proposal. (Courtesy Moved to Care)
Layout of interior rooms. (Courtesy Moved to Care)