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The research project has been developed thanks to the scientific support of Stefano Capolongo, Marco Gola, Gabriella Peretti and the ASP Open Building research group (Mirco Alberini, Alice Franca, Tarek Afifi Afifi, Khadijah Al Khuwaitem, Mattia Palumbo).
In recent years several studies have revealed the increasing rate of hospital obsolescence. One of the most important issues that architectures for health must face is to adapt to fast changes that new discoveries in technology and medicine have on healthcare. Starting from the concepts of prefabrication, hospital flexibility, and Open Building theory, the research project has the aim to investigate a possible solution scenario in the use of prefabricated modular spaces for contemporary healthcare environments.
A deep functional and technological analysis based on literature and case studies has been addressed. Five representative hospital environmental units have been chosen and discussed with an Open Building approach. The different units have been superposed in order to implement the meta–design of a prefabricated modular room able to host the highest number of functions, called Open Room.
Open Room can improve construction time, enhance safety and reduce management costs in hospital real estate market.