RYG GUIDE 2020 (COVID 19)
Around the world, people and nations are currently feeling the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic across various sectors in their economy. This has led to multi-dimensional approaches from different professionals to create measures to curb the spread and negative impacts of the virus in our everyday life.
As students of architecture with prospects of becoming life, community, and city shapers, the need to actively engage in this fight through responsive designs has become imperative in a bid to help flatten the curve.
In light of this, participants are required to actively participate in creating viable interventions and contributions to this fight through design proposals that will include sketches, 2D and 3D drawings across two major categories:
• Architecture: Using a land size of 20m x 18m with an adjoining major access road, participants are required to develop creative design interventions that ensure basic combative measures such as hygiene and physical distancing are provided. However, these interventions should exhibit mental closeness, allowing people to connect and heal.
You are to provide for a user population based on land size which will also allow for scalability. Participants are to pick one from the typologies listed below;
a. Mobile testing center.
b. Relief distribution center.
c. Neighbourhood food market.
d. Mobile isolation and recovery center.
e. Place of Worship (e.g. Church).
f. Restaurant/Food court.
g. Public Park.
• Product Design: In this category, participants are required to come up with interesting concept proposals for cost-effective product solutions that serve as a COVID response. Examples of design options include but are not limited to, design of a foot pedalled mechanism for a hand sanitizer dispenser, foot pedaled mechanism for opening a door, a group seat design that prompts distancing but mental closeness, face masks/shields etc.