Adobo Magazine features the design considerations into making an EQF in their article – ‘Design: The Speed and Scalability Needed in Creating Emergency Facilities as Hospitals Reach Full Capacity According to Renowned Architect William Ti’.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – It’s not just the Philippines that is struggling to keep patients moving in and out of hospitals as they recover from the COVID-19 disease. Healthcare facilities around the world have an influx of patients and potential carriers of the pandemic that need to be cared for. Here in the Philippines, most especially in Manila, we see stories on the daily about patients having to be redirected several times until they find an empty hospital room for them to be tested on, and an empty bed they can use while in treatment and recovery.
A quick fix that architects over the WTA Architecture and Design Studio have thought of is building facilities that can be finished within six days with minimal manpower and readily available materials.
“The idea behind it started from a conversation between me and Dr. Glenn Angeles. We were discussing how the hospitals were filling up and were no longer able to accept [patients]. We thought that would be bad since people would walk around and spread it more. I remembered a pavilion we did before at Anthology Festival based on the idea of building something quick and easy. We brought it up quickly with the next day with Maj Carmelo Jaluague and Maj Banjo Badayos and very quickly we decided to give it a go,” shared William Ti, Principal Architect at WTA Architecture and Design Studio.