OMA+Buro Happold jointly build a medical community for Doha
OMA+Buro Happold jointly created a medical community called Al Daayan for Doha. The project uses low-cost cross-shaped modular units prefabricated on site on a land of 130,000 square meters to explore the modular, prefabricated and automated construction potential of medical science in the era of rapid development. In addition to the prefabricated modular units, the plan is also equipped with a high-tech farm to provide food and medicinal plants for the local pharmaceutical production industry; the setting of a solar farm enables the autonomous operation of the area.
The center of the general plan is a two-story structure, including a teaching hospital, a women's and children's hospital, and a mobile diagnosis center. The clinical facilities are located on the first floor of the structure; while the wards are located on the ground floor to reduce the patient's dependence on elevators and provide patients with a spacious garden view. In Islamic medical buildings, this is a historic treatment space design Way.
The module units of the project are all built on-site to minimize the cost and maintain minimal reliance on the global supply chain, aiming to continuously re-allocate and expand space and resources in an uninterrupted or unaffected manner . As the project will use 3D printing construction technology, the facade design has unlimited possibilities, and decoration will become an indispensable part of the structure.
rchitects have always hoped to provide a final plan for the design of hospitals or medical buildings. But our design went the other way, treating the hospital as a type of building that is always under construction, and then becoming an organism that gives equal consideration to space and time.
—— Reinier de Graaf
Earlier this month, the renovation project of Berlin’s KaDeWe department store undertaken by OMA completed the first part of the project and was open to the public. The current situation of online shopping and rapid changes in consumer behavior provides an opportunity for the design of retail space. A new way. The plan divides this historic building, which is also the largest department store in the entire European continent, into four smaller pieces to provide visitors with a more accessible and easy-to-visit environment experience.