Living in isolated environments make people feel bored and lonely. The rooms provided in quarantine centers are small, and lack basic facilities. People staying at these quarantine centers have long days where they have nothing to do, making them feel frustrated and isolated. In many cases, parents were separated from their children. Parents have to live in a worried state since they do not know how their children are doing.
Consequently, there have been a few instances were people were caught trying to leave the quarantine center even though their quarantine was not yet complete. This results in an unsafe environment for everyone because it cannot be determined whether these people are virus-free or not.
My dream is to form a connection between humans and marine animals so that people can have a unique and memorable experience of being close to nature.
I am designing an underwater quarantine center that is located in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Guests can get to the quarantine center by getting on to a train in a transparent tunnel which connects the quarantine center to land.
The interior design of the rooms with beds and chairs angled towards the exterior of the building lets guests appreciate the great view of the coral reef and the fish swimming around in the ocean.
This quarantine center has full length transparent walls, opening up the space and creating an illusion to make the rooms feel larger. This makes people feel like they have more freedom, and reduces the feeling of isolation and entrapment. The lighting effect of sunlight reflecting in the water shine into the room, creating a peaceful and relaxing environment. The glass walls allow people to enjoy the beautiful view of marine animals, letting them to have safe and fun interactions during their stay and creating an enjoyable experience for guests.
The quarantine center is built underwater, where the highest floor is connected to the underwater tunnel. This makes it so that there is only one point for entrancing and exiting the building. Hence, it would be easier to regulate the location of the guests, and ensure that they do not leave unless they are in a safe condition.
Plastic will be used to create the large pieces that make up the walls of the quarantine center, train, and tunnel. This is important for strength and so that it is transparent. The quarantine center and tunnel will be prefabricated, and then lowered into the water to minimize the disturbance of corals the marine ecosystem.
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