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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to create emergency mobile clinic

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Richard Rogers has described the opportunity to create a mobile health clinic for London’s Wellcome Collection as ‘a dream come true’

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was commissioned to design the demountable clinic following a contest and it will be exhibited in autumn this year as part of the Wellcome Collection’s Living with Buildings exhibition.

The clinic will be designed with doctors to create a mobile facility capable of providing effective healthcare in emergencies and in remote places.

RSHP senior partner Ivan Harbour said: ‘Architecture has the ability and responsibility to improve people’s lives and nowhere is this more important than at times of emergency and crisis.

‘This transportable clinic aims to be simple and economic to build, enabling those in the field to focus on what really matters: the health and care of their patients.’

Practice founder Richard Rogers said: ‘We are thrilled to be part of Living with Buildings. Seeing the mobile clinic structure take shape at Wellcome Collection in the context of an exhibition about architecture, society and health will be a dream come true.’

The wider exhibition will take over two galleries to explore how design and urban planning affects human health for better or worse.

RSHP concept sketch for Doctors of the World project at Wellcome Collection

RSHP concept sketch for Doctors of the World project at Wellcome Collection

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RSHP concept sketch for Doctors of the World project at Wellcome Collection

Curator Emily Sargent said: ‘The mobile clinic demonstrates the positive impact design can have on how healthcare is delivered and received across the world.

‘It will form a striking and forward-looking addition to the wider exhibition, expanding the conversation around health and architecture.’

Living with Buildings will run from 4 October 2018 until spring 2019 at the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road.

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