Walk inside an innovative mobile clinic, and follow its development from the early prototypes to the first complete version.
Doctors working in remote locations often deliver emergency services from temporary structures – these need to be flexible yet robust, easy to transport and build, and able to adapt to different climates.
Independent humanitarian charity Doctors of the World were frustrated with the available options, usually tents or shipping containers. They worked with architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and engineers BuroHappold and ChapmanBDSP to produce the Global Clinic, designed to provide effective, adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and remote locations.
This installation includes Made Well, which explores how flat-pack technology can respond to the needs of refugees.
Doctors of the World are currently fundraising to deploy the clinic in a location where their care is needed.
The Global Clinic is constructed from pieces of plywood cut by a CNC (computer numerical control) machine. These pieces then connect to form the basic structure, and the shape and size can be adapted according to the needs of Doctors of the World.
The Global Clinic is presented alongside prototypes that informed its design.
The shape and size of this framework can be adapted according to the needs of Doctors of the World.