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Convertible Hospital

Convertible Hospital

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Tall Buildings, Winner in Architectural Design / Healthcare Architecture
Firm LocationTaipei, Taiwan
University/SchoolNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Lead ArchitectChih-Ting Yeh

Each year, 1,000 or more people die in war when military conflicts occur between two or more organizations. The idea behind this building originated from China's traditional skills - Luban lock. "Luban Lock" is a three-axis combination of building blocks, the six groups of the most common and six different blocks combined with each other into a square. When the war happened, In addition to downsizing the entire building to below the ground, building blocks can be quickly removed and be shipped by helicopter to the surrounding areas to become an emergency room, extending patients' lives.