Isolation Devices Against COVID-2019

Ventilation in the Nursery
Classroom Fresh Air System

With the continuous development of hospitals around the world, the architecture and design community is developing buildings against new coronavirus. To build 60 emergency quarantine facilities (EQF), WTA was inspired by the pavilion they developed at the Anthropology Festival last year. A viable isolation structure, the Boyson Pavilion “embodies the speed, scalability, and simplicity of the structure.”



William Ti and Dr. Glenn Angeles, chief architects of WTA Architectural Design Studio, worked with Maj. Carmelo Jaluague and Maj. Banjo Torres Badayo to launch the construction of emergency isolation facilities.

WTA is rebuilding it into a 6m x 26m linear device based on its highly adaptable Boysen Pavilion design. The design is equipped with 15 beds, two toilets, showers, a test box and disinfection area. WTA is Create short-term relief space. These temporary structures designed to increase the capacity of the hospital are constructed of wood and wrapped in plastic to facilitate the addition of more modules. In fact, these modules can be copied everywhere in the country.


EFQ is designed to avoid the possibility of cross infection for patients and medical staff. In addition, the airflow is downwind from front to back to prevent recirculation. To avoid cross-infection, we recommend installing a separate ventilation system for each room. It can be wall-mounted or ducted, but the fresh air that comes in must be clean and free of viruses.



Keep indoor ventilation With the disclosure of EQF design drawings, any community can copy the facility and make a quick response.

The first application of this building was carried out at the Naval Hospital in Manila, and “since then it has grown into a network of 60 EQFs. Its first 22 sites were quickly funded by personnel from the private sector.” With the goal of accommodating 1,000 beds, a total of 60 EFQs were established from March 29 to April 20.

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