Next 1,5 year I’m going to research health care in a city in a developing country. Next to the curative aspect of health care, health care facilities can also provide preventive information. Important is the reach of the building and therefore the preventive messages. The World Health Organization, more specific, the ‘Healthy City Strategy’ approach defines health care facilities as an important ‘setting’ in the city, one that can function as an ‘information hub’ towards citizens. This research is an elaboration of this point of view. The final design will be a ‘public hospital as a strategic urban project’.

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