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Graphic Panel, GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center, 2015

This is a Graphic panel. It is a part of the department.

Cholera—a curable, preventable disease—did not exist in Haiti before the earthquake of 2010. The GHESKIO health center asked MASS Design Group to design a permanent facility to replace temporary cholera treatment tents.

The Cholera Treatment Center creates its own water and sanitation infrastructure. A rainwater catchment system collects and filters water. The building can sanitize more than 250,000 gallons of wastewater a year, preventing sewage from contaminating the water table.

Naturally daylit and ventilated, the Cholera Treatment Center helps sick patients heal with dignity. All building materials were chosen for their durability, infection-resistant properties, and/or ability to withstand extensive washing with chlorine.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 167.6 × 167.6 cm (5 ft. 6 in. × 5 ft. 6 in.)

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