Raluca Soaita, founder of TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE, the first medical architecture studio on Romania talks about the main problems of the local medical system highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as about the main challenges in the medical architecture sector.
TESSERACT architects, the single medical architecture studio in Romania sign the interior design concept of the new private neurology clinic Neuroaxis. The clinic is located at the groundfloor of the new U Center building in the center of Bucharest and is an efficient medical insertion in a modern office building.
Interview in mass circulation journal Libertatea with Architect Raluca Soaita, founder of TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE, about the costs of designing and building a modular hospital, the benefits and disadvantages of such constructions during pandemic.
The new coronavirus outbreak generated an acute need of hospital beds in Romania, with more and more Romanians being affected by the new virus. A less usual solution was needed in order to supplement the number of beds.
Over 23.000 sqm of functional schemes for container modular hospitals were designed by the architecture studio TESSERACT in the last year, since the pandemic outbreak in Romania.
Poor medical infrastructure and the un-addressed segments ma attract more investments in the next period, both as public investments as well as from the private sector.
It is not enough to copy a hospital design from abroad and apply it in Romania for things to work out. Each community has specific features that must be taken into consideration, Raluca Soaita, a healthcare design architect stated.
For #NoiFacemUnSpital project we focused on healing through the interior design, too. Humanizing the space was one of the main objectives and the colors, the light, the materials, the acoustic, the floor plans, the proportions participated in creating the wellbeing, the optimism, the safety and trust.
This is one of the few architecture studios across CEE specialized in medical architecture. It employs a team of 10 architects, as well as an epidemiologist actively involved in the medical design projects.
The architecture studio is established by young entrepreneur Raluca Șoaita and it is one of the very few in the Central and Eastern Europe region specialized in healthcare architecture
TESSERACT projects porfolio includes numerous private hospitals and clinics designed for the private healthcare operators, the Children Hospital in Bucharest (#NoiFacemUnSpital), a premiere initiative in Romania of Daruieste Viata/ Give Life Association and more recently, TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE was assigned as lead architect for two large county hospitals, in Focsani and Sibiu, which are currently in the feasibility study stage.
TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE, a young architecture studio established in 2015 by architect Raluca Șoaita reaches an annual turnover of almost 1 million euros, which represents a 5 times business increase as compared to the previous year, on grounds of higher demand on the medical and industrial facilities sector in Romania.