Reactive Pandemic Protocol

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Team members
Alejandro Quinto Rovianne Santiago Jochen Morandell
adaptation city covid19 emergency response internet of buildings reprogramming smart cities risk innovation reaction

Short Description

Smart responsive protocol for disaster risk management

Detailed Description

Our cities are not ready for an unexpected disruption such as the covid19. The pandemic has placed an immense pressure on our healthcare system and forced organisations to dramatically change the way they operate and to co-operate. The pandemic can offer a fresh sense of urgency to resolve these issues and leave us with a system that works better and in a smarter way.

We could be more prepared to contain a disaster whenever and wherever it hits.
How can we design a protocol of design intervention that brings together buildings that will be non operational during such circumstances? We have seen all around the world how a vast amount of different buildings would transform in order to serve as a support of a collaborative network to fight the pandemic.

So, what if from first second of detection of a carrier, a whole network of agents can distribute information and deploy a protocol emergence that would reprogramme the use of buildings in hours?

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

The protocol works in a multiscalar way considering diverse socio-economic parameters and aiming first at those more vulnerables in a wellbeing risk situation as the actual pandemic.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

The project tackles sustainability fromt he point of view of optimization of resources. The needs of a specific context are approached with the immediate facilities and equipment available, creating a stronger healthcare network.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

Awareness of facilities flexibility and optimization of existing resources is one of the main focus areas of the project.