Shipping containers to the rescue – from site offices to isolation wards
Repurposing shipping containers has become more prevalent over the years and especially during the outbreak of COVID-19. The dramatic number of cases led to urgent need of isolation wards and makeshift dormitories as well as temporary on-site working spaces for officials and medical staff to combat the situation.
Shipping containers were the perfect solution as they can be transported and set up quickly. As COVID-19 cases dwindle, the facility can be dismantled and removed quickly without much hassle.
We also witnessed similar events worldwide:
Fully functional isolation hospital in China. Photo: Engineering News Record
Covid Container Modular System developed by WSP Hong Kong Engineers. Photo: WSP Global Inc.
Mobile containerized medical solution in the Netherlands. Photo: Hospitainer
A makeshift medical facility in Daegu, South Korea. Photo: The Wall Street Journal
Shipping-container intensive care unit at Turin hospital in Italy. Photo: Dezeen