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Seeding Health in Nicaragua

Relocatable modular surgical hospital

Seeding Health is a pilot project for a roving rural hospital that mixes temporary prefab construction with long-term, local craftsmanship, Masaya, Nicaragua.

Because of the sensitivity of the equipment and supplies, it proposes a hybrid approach of prefabrication and local construction. Recycled shipping containers are outfitted as the core spaces of the hospital – operating room, pharmacy, kitchen, and laundry – and delivered in situ.

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Acknowledgement prizes: Humans, water, and nature
“How to provide high-level healthcare in rural regions”
Project Entry 2017 for Latin America
Project Details
Masaya, Nicaragua
Paula Montoya
Main Author
Paula Montoya
Paula Montoya – any scale architecture, Spain
Javier Alonso
Main Author
Javier Alonso
Javier Alonso arquitectos, Spain
Juan Escudero
Further Author
Juan Escudero
London , United Kingdom
Acknowledgement prize 2017
Latin America
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“Enabling communities to strengthen themselves” – Sustainable design by Paula Montoya

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Seeding Health in Nicaragua: Acknowledgement 2017 Latin America
Seeding Health in Nicaragua: Acknowledgement 2017 Latin America

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