STIRworld features WTA Design Studio and the designs for the Emergency Quarantine Facility in their article, Manila-based architecture firm WTA designs Emergency Quarantine Facilities.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine firm has designed temporary structures to increase capacity of hospitals and house people who are under investigation.
It has been an important question for the architecture and design community to address since the coronavirus outbreak began – how is it that one can contribute and make a difference to the world that is plagued by the deadly virus? A firm in Philippines, WTA Architecture + Design Studio, led by William Ti, has developed an alternative to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and help flatten the curve in the process.
The Manila-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio has designed a simple and easy to build and execute Emergency Quarantine Facilities (EQF) to help hospitals accommodate more people and not send patients home because of less rooms. William Ti, the Principal Architect of WTA Architecture + Design Studio, and Dr. Glenn Angeles collaborated with Maj. Carmelo Jaluague and Maj. Banjo Torres Badayo to mobilise the construction of an Emergency Quarantine Facility.