World Top Corporations are making massive investment in the development of healthcare technologies and services. The project is speculating on an assumption that some corporations are willing to create a campus which works as a global platform for the new MedTech startups.
MedTech industry innovations
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an advanced imaging technique. The body part to be examined is placed inside a powerful magnet, and harmless radio waves are released towards it.
Laser beams are used as cutting and burning tools in various types of surgery, including eye surgery. A laser can be used to treat disease of the retina at the back of the eye and to reshape the cornea for treating short-sightedness.
When looking specifically at the MedTech industry, 3D printing has quickly become one of the most popular technologies for new startups as well as established corporations.
Wearable Technology & Health Monitoring
Wearables provide real-time data to smartphones via easy-to-use applications. These devices can monitor everything from a person's physical fitness and sleeping patterns to their heartbeat and steps
In recent years, robotic surgery and operating assistance have been extremely useful within the MedTech industry. These machines are predominantly applied to minimally-invasive surgical procedures.
It has already become a driving force for innovation within the MedTech industry. Artificial intelligence involves the ability for machines to learn, adapt, and evolve from experience much in the same way that a human can.
Both virtual reality and augmented reality have been used in an increasingly high number of surgical operations to assist doctors and surgeons with picturing what they're doing.
Digital Healthcare Services
Today's world is driven by technology, which is why the majority of people prefer digital healthcare services that can be conveniently accessed whenever necessary without waiting to book a face-to-face appointment.
The Medical Technology Industry's market size
Right now there are 27,000 medical technology companies in Europe. Most of them are based in Germany, followed by the UK, Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain.
The report notes that Amazon and Google have been among the top 15 corporate investors in medtech over the past 10 years. Moreover, digital health technologies are attracting significantly more venture capital investment than traditional medtech
Small and medium-sized companies make up almost 95% of the MedTech industry, the majority of which employ less than 50 people.
Creating an architecture that will dynamically respond to a rapid change of market of medical technology startups
I thought that architecture is not permanent art, something that is completed and fixed, but rather something that grows towards the future, is expanded upon, renovated and developed. This is the concept of metabolism.
Basic Principles of Metabolism in architecture
Metabolism represented an urban environment that was responsive, replaceable and could growin an organic way. It largely followed the 'megastructure' form that was gaining in popularity with architects and planners at the time, as a means of addressing the growing populations of urban areas and the rapidly-changing lifestyles of the post-war era.
The principles of the megastructure were that it had to be modular, capable of extension and have a framework into which smaller elements could be 'plugged' or replaced.
Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed in 1960 the "Agricultural City". Intended for the replacement of the agricultural towns in Aichi destroyed by the Ise Bay Typhoon in 1959, the accommodation was to be raised above the ground to deal with future Flooding. The grid was intended to be between 300 and 500 meters; Kurokawa challenged the assumption that the city and the country need to be in antagonism.
Agricultural cities, industrial cities, consumption cities, and recreation cities should each form an integral part of a compact community. A distinct urban system should exist between those cities. Agricultural cities have potential as future cities. And that is the reason why it is necessary to have a basic plan for their future expansion.
The basic unit of the rural area of Japan is 500 m x 500 m community centered around a shrine, a grammar school, and a temple. According to the proposed plan, roads, water services, electricity, monorails for work and other facilities are installed 4 meters above the ground. This will enable the common handling and administering of agricultural works.
the project aims to create more livable, sustainable, and affordable homes to address the new and upcoming urban challenges we'll have to face.
IKEA Future Urban Living
Rapid urbanization, an aging population, social isolation, climate change, and a lack of affordable housing all point to a need to rethink our approach to cities and urban life.
The system is designed for disassembly, unlocking a truly circular material loop where building components and materials can be reused and replaced rather than wasted.
These high-quality homes would have access to shared services and facilities, as well as a digital interface for day-to-day management.
Flexible subscription-based services, on top of a base monthly rate for essentials, allow for better deals on daily needs; each month, residents would also have the option to buy "shares" of real estate.
Location and the site division strategy
The way to approach the site to achieve increased circulation quality of the building and optimize the land use
Grid Formation | Stage 1
The grid generation based on the intersection line algorithm which is happening in accordance with the location specific. The points of the future urban development are triggering the grid densification.
The process of development
On the second stage the areas that require the minimum of human interaction are taking its place on the grid. Those areas are consisting of data centers, automated production sites, parking space for autonomous vehicles etc.
This group of blocks is working as a starting point for the artificial terrain formation. In the most important places of the blocks intersection the primary structure for vertical connection is appearing.
Formed terrain and megastructure elements are working now as an opened platform for the organic and dynamic urban development using modular prefab elements.
Modular prefab elements
Massing | Stage 2
On the second stage the areas that require the minimum of human interaction are taking its place on the grid.This group of blocks is working as a starting point for the artificial terrain formation. In the most important places of the blocks intersection the primary structure for vertical connection is appearing.
Zoning diagram of the project
Representation of horizontal zone clustering within the site
Structural system of the core is aimed on creating an efficient solution for the attachment of an elements for extensions and providing efficient users/vehicle circulation
A model that represents a structural system of the project and specify entrance zone and vertical communication
Vertical connection gives an opportunity for autonomous vehicles to be summoned in any part of the building from the charging area
Arriving / Departure Area
The building is located in the direct relation with the road system having departure and arriving areas equally distributed around the whole building to increase the efficiency of the circulation
The section which represents the way of delivering of prefabricated modules through the core to the top of the building to be later distributed around the site
Build-in module distribution system
A build-in system of cranes gives an opportunity to achieve a flexibility of module replacement
The top level provides a widely spread pedestrian area populated with greenery that creates an enhanced environment for workers
CLT Prefab modules allow to flexibly extend the required areas of the building, creating additional working space and in such a way providing organic growth of the whole system