On December 3rd, La Roca Barcelona Gallery hosted the celebration of the II Architecture and Health Symposium, organized by the ACES (Catalan Association of Health Entities) and dedicated to the architectural challenges faced by health infrastructures in the current pandemic situation due to Covid-19. The meeting debated this issue with a multidisciplinary approach, from the perspective of efficiency, excellence, sustainability, humanization and modernization of health spaces.
The symposium, broadcast live on YouTube, was divided into four tables and featured excellent colleagues from the profession.
Bernat Gato, partner and co-founder of CASA SOLO, was part of the discussion table on “Constructive and technological innovations in the Covid-19 period”, managed by Elena Orteu, host of the symposium, and the collaboration of Blanca Fernández, product manager of PMMT Arquitectura; David Breva, contracting director of Constructora de Cardoner; and Marc Freyre, Director of Infrastructures at the Corachan Clinic.
The participants in the various presentations agreed that health buildings have adapted to the new situation in record time, through immediate changes in their facilities, the recovery and rehabilitation of disused infrastructures or, with other functions, the redesign of circuits and the integration of new spaces. They also concluded that in order to respond to the current situation and future pandemics, it is necessary to continue working collaboratively on different strategies. In this sense, it has been recognized that there is no single solution and that they must work together to build buildings with high technology, flexibility and resilience.