Modular Emergency Hospital Hanga Roa
Company: Tecno Fast S.A
Location: Easter Island, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Gross Size of Project: 3229 Square Feet
Days to Complete: 25
1-story building composed of 20 wooden modules, forming a space of 300m2 whose destination is to offer care to COVID patients before the opening of Easter Island to tourists (non-islanders). This project was a turnkey contract modality, meaning that it provided everything necessary for this facility’s immediate hospital operation, including earthworks, foundations, modular assembly, electrical assembly, weak currents, sanitary connections and all the clinical equipment.
Within the edge conditions for the site, the existing Emergency area was attached through a connection corridor with a slope of less than 12%.
Technical Innovation & Sustainability
It is important to highlight that this project was located 3800 kilometers from the continent with all the restrictions of materials and labor involved, therefore, the logistics planning considered material losses greater than those of a common project, which were moved from one point to another by boat next to the modules on a 12-day trip from the port of Valparaíso to the port of Hanga Piko. Likewise, it should be mentioned that this is the first modular project to reach such a remote island.
The characteristics of this construction include vinyl floors with a return of 40 centimeters and a washable wall-guard coating for easy cleaning and maintenance, an essential quality of hospital premises.
The entire project was carried out with modules of the rental fleet, where changes were made in floors and wall coverings to meet the client’s technical requirements, considering that this is a rent for 12 months.
From the client's point of view, the most relevant point is that in 20 days they had an additional 300m2 available for respiratory emergency care needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Undoubtedly, this was the most relevant thing for the islanders and the security they needed before opening the island to tourists and, with them, the arrival of COVID.