#m100_1 • 100-hour individual design contest (2021) – Results
Thanks to the scientists and the latest development in vaccine, we now have an effective weapon against the coronavirus COVID-19. While the procedure requires everyone to be administrated two separate dose, there is still no good solution to administrate vaccines to the general public all at once. It would be counterproductive if the delivery of vaccines could further the spread of the virus. To help with this situation, we want you to design a vaccine delivery system, architecture for vaccine administration, that could deliver vaccines efficiently in your home country (or country of choice). This could be anything from a physical centre to a mobile vaccine delivery system and more. You must consider the circulation for the vaccine administration process and your design would benefit from adapting new or existing traffic systems.
food for thought
Is it even possible to administrate the vaccine to everyone all at the same time? How could the design minimise human contact during the administration, and between 2 doses of the vaccines? • What is the size of the system? Is it a temporary structure or is it mobile? Is it a plug-in module for medical buildings or unconventional spaces? • Could there be other programmes in this vaccine delivery system? Could the programmes include public health education or more? How would it be as efficient as possible? • Could this be a self-administration system with virtual supervision and guidance? • Are there specific building structures, materials or technique that would be helpful in this system? • Sustainability: Is there a future use for this system you have developed? Is it transferrable or disassemblable?
Geodesics – by Joaquín Bonfiglio Dumich
Coronavirus is a general issue for all population, and not only a particular problem. In Uruguay, as a possible solution, Geodesic aspires to be a systematic project, helping in general, evolving with the situation, rather than a particular one. The geodesics dome will come in a box, delivered by trucks, that will go to a series of public green spaces to build the domes. Once the geodesic is built, it can be used as a vaccination hub, a medical zone, where they keep the vaccines in refrigerators, and as a waiting room to get vaccinated. The structure allows the space to have great airflow, or to be covered depending on the situation while not needing a lot of foundations and allowing a fast-paced construction. Finally, as the vaccination process will not last forever, the structure can be removed, become an architecture for events, or evolve into many other things.
addAPTtoHEAL – by Julia Ferreira Duarte
Aiming to create portable vaccination centers for poor communities in the Brazilian countryside, addAPTtoHEAL is a modular prefabricated structure that, when unfolded, turns into an adaptable shelter. The light wood modules can be combined and stacked and, partitions and doors, created through embedded rails and a system of foldable polycarbonate screens, which can be easily sanitized and help to ensure a safe distancing. It is also possible to adapt and use the modules for different needs (vaccine application, testing center, information), depending on the site. The structures can be delivered at several places by the same vehicle, since it’s highly compactable, decreasing the wait time for building health centers at remote locations. Since the aimed communities often lack water and sanitation resources, solar panels can be attached to the structure, increasing its autonomy and making it possible to assemble in arid climates near riverside communities.
VaMo – by Paula Corredera
“VaMo” it´s not only the Uruguayan common phrase but a new vaccine administration system that starts when Military aeroplanes deliver vaccines from the “Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco” to refrigeration plants all over the country, where the vaccines will be stored. Taking advantage of the well-known mobile vaccination stations in Uruguay adding a new refrigeration system and a waiting zone, VaMo buses will be how the vaccines will be administered to the public with the possibility to reach people who live in distant areas. Furthermore, they can also be used in the future for blood extraction, or future vaccine inoculations. However, getting the vaccines and administer them takes time. We do not have the vaccines yet, and when they arrive, it does not mean that we have been inoculated. This pandemic is not over yet, but soon it will, it’s important to keep taking care of ourselves until then.
Hands, Face, [Carpark Vaccine] Space – by Alcina Lo
‘Hands, Face, [Carpark Vaccine] Space’ complies with UK rules of essential travel, where the location for vaccine administration is widespread and accessible—the supermarket. The proposal utilises car park spaces for social distancing, whilst providing a buffer zone so overcrowding is reduced in-store. In collaboration with supermarkets, supermarket storage is used for vaccines once delivered. Shoppers are encouraged to book in advance and are given wristbands to remind them of their second dose (on their third week of grocery shopping, 21 days) and to track cases. Whilst waiting for vaccination, public health videos and posters for volunteering opportunities (vaccine administration, food banks etc) are promoted. The proposal is reusable and deployable, constructed by single-sided laminated paper, aluminium framing and panels, sustainable materials where COVID-19 lifespan shortens. Vents on aluminium panels encourage vertical airflow to reduce virus spread whilst opaque single-sided laminated paper allows natural light for vaccine administrators and privacy.
JURASSIC Vaccination System – by Francisco Erniaga
These times of pandemic that maximize the alienation of the individual, also bring new ways of bonding and reencountering as a community. The idea of this project establishes two independent “types” of infrastructure that coexist to satisfy the nonsense posed by the pandemic: on one hand, spaces destined for vaccination: fast-growing inflatable structures, achieving worm like spaces that facilitate rapid vaccination and continuous flow of users, avoiding possible infections. On the other hand a structure that follow-up of those injected and carry out investigations corresponding to the disease: an assembled geodesic structure, with continuous and spacious interiors, allowing the stratification of levels making the most of the volume of the building. On this occasion, we did not want to fail to mention the possibility of reinterpreting the program in times of post-pandemic, with the infrastructure destined for other purposes for the community, with the possibility of setting up dining rooms by neighborhood or educational activities of social interest.
3N1 Vaccine Delivery System – by Gene Conte
At the onset of the impending procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and the continuous growth of cases in the Philippines, millions of Filipinos continue to anticipate the deployment of these vaccines. But given how vaccine supplies are limited, people become complacent against the virus by overcrowding mass vaccination areas, therefore, placing themselves at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. But through architectural means, efficient vaccination flow and mitigation of virus transmission is made possible. Centered on the integration of “Foldable” and “Assembly” Architecture, the 3N1 vaccine delivery system unit is proposed to hold 3 vaccine spaces in one pod; each vaccination unit is oriented to a one-way flow. Each vaccine space is designed for 3sq.m and is limited to two people. A disinfection booth is provided at each entrance of the spaces—thus, ensuring the vaccination process operates as smoothly and fast as possible without foregoing proper health protocols.
vaccination centre – by Saima
The ‘NHS Covid-By’ vaccination centre has been designed to optimise reduced contact and efficient movement through the installation. It operates as both as drive-thru and walk-in centre to vaccinate as many people as possible. It has been designed for both pedestrian and vehicle access to combat the logistical issue of transport to the site and to provide added protection for at-risk individuals. The drive-thru operates with a one-way driving system, where each vehicle pulls into a bay area so they can be handed the vaccine by one of our key workers’ and given assistance to self-administrate the vaccine. The walk in operates with a similar system, with safety marshals assisting to enforce covid safety guidelines, individuals will be able to enter their own treatment room and self-administrate their vaccine. Assistance is available for those who require.
[VACCINESIBLE] – by Serra Utkum ikiz
In our globalizing world, most discussed issues about cities are accessibility and sustainability. Today, these discussions included in the ideas about the pandemic and post-pandemic world. In a situation where even going out is prohibited, we cannot get people to a place where they feel insecure. We need easy accessibility and transportation, familiar places because people need to be a recognized thing when they are under danger. In Turkey, centres are the easiest places for priority groups to come. [VACCINESIBLE] has a single floor and 7 areas. The characteristics of these areas may change according to need. The module has been designed like a puzzle to use the entire space efficiently. The system includes an Info Point that provides information about the pandemic and the vaccine, hygiene-oriented smart systems, laboratories, vaccination areas and the core area where the vaccination process is located.
COVID STACKED! – by Stephen Scanlan
The drawing represents an illustrated design concept for a COVID-19 vaccine distribution Centre. Beginning with the sub terrain space, in order to accommodate the intensive cooling procedure the vaccine requires the design to store all vaccines below grade. The Structure is held together using three systems; a thin column grid, a steel framed glass flooring, and repetitive insulated cement structure. Patrons lineup and assemble to receive their COVID- 19 Vaccine. Space is divided based on age range.Older generations receive vaccines lower to the surface while young adults acquire it higher objectively spreading the population out. Inside each vaccine distribution structure there are a series of staggered insertion desks, proper vertical and horizontal air circulation, as well a universal vaccine recycling system. As the virus spreads best within dense indoor space the idea for the concept is to maximize the space both vertically and horizontally within a subject area. The structure is able to change form depending on area population size.
Airborne Inoculation Drone – by Xander Jacobs
Human interaction is good for our mental health and wellbeing, however it also promotes the transmission of infectious diseases. One possible way to maximize social distancing and minimize the threat of infectious disease is to bring medicine to people where they are. A vaccine ferrying medical drone could be autonomously deployed from mobile vans to inoculate locally. The ease of getting vaccinated would also eliminate any excuses regarding inconvenience or a lack of time. This platform best serves people who live in difficult to reach areas without advanced medical facilities due to the complicated nature of flying a drone in cities. In the future this system could also be used to administer new vaccines or any other drug that people may need.
EXPRESS – by Yiqing Wang
Increases the capacity as the express grows — it grows compact and fast. Speed, safety, and adaptivity are what we expect for vaccine delivery in a complex urban context. Instead of calling for people to travel and gather, the project establishes scalable and decentralized distribution systems responsive to the vulnerable communities. The bottom-up strategy flattens the supply, storage, and distribution process into micro-units, starting from a three-layer structure including paneled shell, adjustable plywood scaffolding, and foldable transparent plastic core for environment control. Supported programs are not limited to vaccine storage and handling, emergency healthcare, staff office, and different vaccination receptions. Organizing these units, a designer can provide site-specific assemblies, such as pop-up mobile stations, drive-through stations in car parks, temporary vaccination pavilions in public parks, and plazas. Furthermore, the components could be recycled and re-used in post-pandemic time.
The Vaccineway – by Yoyo Chan
Taking advantage of the Hong Kong Tramways, COVID-19 vaccines can be delivered to the city’s most densely populated area through its 13 km rail. Trams are typically slow and are driven by electricity, supplied by overhead lines which connect to buildings or electric poles. The system adopts district power supply for stability, which is a prerequisite for storing the temperature-sensitive vaccine. By renovating existing trams to more relaxing and hygienic conditions, the general public can access the tram for vaccines easily, like any public transports. The vaccinating logistics could overlap with the travelling experience. For instance, the act of vaccination by nurses is within 10 seconds, which is approximately the time for each stop before moving again. After so, the public should stay and be observed for at least half an hour for any allergy. They can meanwhile take the time to revisit the stunning cityscape.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Awards and selected entries will be published in our upcoming design publication.