Trends in specialization for health infrastructures: design of a hospital for the elderly in in the parish of Calderón, Quito
Authors: Daniela Zumarraga, Frank Bernal, Cristian Darquea, Mauricio Unda
Abstract: In the city of Quito-Ecuador, the public health system does not have specialized infrastructure to treat certain conditions of the elderly, in addition to this, the COVID 19 pandemic has collapsed health systems around the world. In this context, this article presents an architectural design proposal for a specialization hospital for the elderly with the aim of responding from academia to this problem. A mixed research methodology is applied with socio-spatial analysis of the health care reality of the elderly and exploration in a hospital prototype design according to the needs detected in the socio-spatial analysis. As a result, it is found that the Calderon Parish in Quito is the area with the greatest deficit of hospitals for the elderly and digital design is an indispensable tool when viewing innovative architectural projects with a specialized function.
Keywords: Health Infrastructures, Elderlies, Architecture
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