Author

Fatama Mugbil

Date of Submission

Spring 5-3-2021

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Selen Okcu

Abstract

Nowadays, we rely mostly on hospitals to aid us or the medicine prescribed by our doctors to cure us. But, not everyone has that opportunity because not everyone can afford and/or access healthcare. And with poor health, there’s poor people, causing then the homeless people to become more vulnerable.

However, with the idea of healing by design, there can be a way to facilitate healing by using thoughtful environmental and spatial design strategies that can accommodate our wellbeing. Although every site has its own conditions, the same concept can be applied through different regions where our environment can support our healing process.

For instance, in a region like Sudan, one fourth of its population— being 9.3 million people— are currently suffering from either poverty, food insecurity, natural hazards and/or high-inflation rates due to civil injustice. Around 8.4 million of them are currently lacking access to basic services such as food, water, sanitation, healthcare, and education. This has even, moreover, led to a malnutrition crisis and an increase in disease outbreaks, affecting more than 2.2 million children.

My goal is to create a self-sustaining system where members of the community can help each other— a place that not only heals, but also strengthens those who are physically and/or mentally deprived. I am proposing to you all ...

Regen care; a self-sustainable, urban-scale project that promotes healing through communal support and spatial design. This concept will incorporate the use of spatial design, therapeutic architecture, indoor-outdoor transitional healing spaces and programmatic features that will support healing.

This concept will also revolve around communal efforts where the healthy will aid the sick and nurture their growth through a participation of vital services. These services are important for aiding the sick by providing them with food, water, medicine, and resources using nature’s given assets. After the sick is then cured, they will also play the same role in healing and supporting— as a result, creating a cycle of regenerative care. Overall, this self-sustaining system will encourage mutual support, create job opportunities, and promote healing through design.

With proper training and care, Regen Care is aimed to transform people into healthy contributors of a community from being cured to then curing others.

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