WTA architecture and design studio has created emergency quarantine facilities to augment and increase capacity of hospitals in the philippines in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. the temporary structures are being built to house PUIs (persons under investigation) and keep them from spreading the infection. the manila-based studio, who has made the designs open source, is pushing to build a total of 62 emergency quarantine facilities, and by april 15, 2020, it has completed 15, while 32 are currently under construction, and 15 are still to be constructed.
WTA has developed the emergency quarantine facilities for hospitals and institutions in the philippines that are at maximum capacity. the structures feature a simple enough design that can be built in five days with readily available materials. each facility measures 6 x 26 m and will have 15 beds and two toilets. patients and healthcare workers will have different entrances with doctors having their own external testing box to check patients without having to go inside the facility. airflow is directed one way from front to rear with side vents that discharge air away from each bed and prevent recirculation.