Healing Village: Implementing Biomimicry, Natural Architecture to Promote Sustainability in Healthcare

Abstract

Sustainability in healthcare is essential to have many beneficial outcomes. Healing Village is a healthcare project in Tehran, Iran which was designed for all people living in the surrounding community as well as patients. This project aims to spread long-term health and well-being among neighbors and takes advantage of the surrounding resources from biomimicry and natural architecture for sustainable solutions.
In this redesign process, we present a new healthcare center completely adaptive with its surrounding environment. This center will produce, consume, and recycle based on its resources and needs. Analyses of the surrounding neighborhoods and the climate reveal challenging issues like air pollution, as well as other characteristics such as limitations, weaknesses, and strengths. The function of the hospital in the Healing Village is considered as a prospective example of biomimetic architecture operating similar to natural organisms that create a living structure which is transforming, breathable, and self-cleaning to protect the indoor building and help the users to have better outcomes. The biomimicry and natural architecture methods make Healing Village a good example of well-being for the city of Tehran and other polluted cities in the world.



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Rana Bazaid, Texas Tech University, United States
Hamed Yekita, Texas Tech University, United States
Amani Khan, Texas Tech University, United States
Debajyoti Pati, Texas Tech University, United States

Paper Information
Conference: IICSEEHawaii2020
Stream: Health & Wellbeing

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