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Il caso Ebola : un possibile approccio al problema e progetto di una unità di trattamento

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Il caso Ebola : un possibile approccio al problema e progetto di una unità di trattamento.

Rel. Matteo Robiglio, Orio De Paoli, Renato Casagrandi, Paulo Pereira Almeida. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, 2015

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This thesis is about the design of a basic treatment unit for a fast intervention aimed at stopping the spreading of the Ebola disease before it can reach big human conglomerates. This work is also responding to an international student competition on the design of a unit for isolation, diagnosis and/or treatment of Ebola and other contagious diseases.

The thesis is organized in three sections:

• A foreword on the relationship between cities and diseases along history.

• The design context where relevant researches concerning the design phase are described briefly. More in detail these researches focus on the Ebola virus itself, its features, its history and an analysis of the last epidemic. Follows researches on the geographic context and the role it played in the most recent epidemic as well as useful (technical) data for the design phase. In the last part of this section there is analysis on the current response to the virus with the aim to understand how it was faced, to highlight the biggest issues and to propose possible improvements.

• The design process, divided into the method and the outcome. The first focalizes on how the design phase was structured by taking into account the learning from the different research studies mentioned before. Within the method there are the synopsis of all the process, the formulation of the requirements and finally possible development suggestions from other fields of study. The outcome part summarizes the project as a handbook on the functioning of the tent.

As a conclusion for this work is included a short comics story depicting the idea at the root of the thesis (i.e. the intervention in a new Ebola virus disease epidemic). 

Relators: Matteo Robiglio, Orio De Paoli, Renato Casagrandi, Paulo Pereira Almeida
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: A Architettura > AG Buildings and equipment for health and care
A Architettura > AO Design
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città
Classe di laurea: UNSPECIFIED
Aziende collaboratrici: Politecnico di Milano, Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Arquitectura
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/4377






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