The concept of the Cluster Clinic provides a concrete solution for those contexts without a complete and branched territorial healthcare system, and are therefore unable to cope with epidemiological emergencies or environmental disasters. Costs and efficiency, therefore, represent fundamental parameters and require increasingly fast and flexible calculation and forecasting procedures. Core element of the design is the 20 feet container. It can be set up with medical equipment or can be used for the transportation of construction elements and later set up as an element for connection and circulation within the aid-district.
Six more units can be added to the core module, these come in different dimensions and are combined through an assembly strategy that allows to shape different configurations in response to the users’ needs. Through the assembly of these units it is possible to set up repeatable operating clusters, with fixed costs, dimensions and quantities. Not a simple project strategy, but an example of humanitarian design that, once again, demonstrates how the simplest technology gives us the tools to rethink complex modern hospital architecture with creativity and extreme practicality.