The current pandemic has shown the world that greater emphasis is needed on healthcare infrastructure in order to be prepared for the future events. This thesis investigates into the future situation of endemic quarantine and healthcare facility within a environment within a forest, leading to psychological, physiological, and behavioral benefits.
The thesis addresses the shortcomings of existing quarantine arrangements by introducing a quarantine retreat hideaway and a new paradigm of healthcare amenity within a natural healing environment. It promotes a mix of vibrant and secluded interface within Mandai Nature Reserve, situated at the green lungs of Singapore at upper Seletar reservoir. It also encompasses fundamentals of ethical and relationship cantered care from the healthcare workers and family members, amplify the humanity support and healing factor of the habitat. healthcare workers. The increase of complication of families despair as COVID rules separating family members and the lack of family presence for patients.
As the world struggles with improvised quarantines the sense of incarceration is dreaded when associated with enforcement. The psychological need of visitors and patients is the starting point of the thesis where quarantine need not be understood as downtime and personal freedom sacrificed for movement control. What if a quarantine were conceived as a resort with access to personalised space beyond a standard suite and provide access to the outdoors ? The thesis further fills the need for families to care for members in ICU instead of denying contact, and addresses the lack of recreational provisions for medical crew and caregivers . Such a facility transcends rhe mindsets of quarantine or pandemic support facility because it can be deployed as resort development in times free from critical situation. The limitations to land use with the mindset of building type and separate plots are transcended in this paradigm shift
- Assoc. Prof. Joseph Lim (Dr.)
Teng Ying Shi
Teng Ying Shi