The great architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri has once again demonstrated his boldness and creativity. He has designed timber and fabric pavilions, which are set to house Covid-19 vaccination stations in piazzas across Italy from the first half of JanuaryAbout 1500 temporary vaccination pavilions will be installed in squares and city centres all over the country.
These pavilions, composed of a wooden interior and a textile shell, will be easily dismantled and reassembled elsewhere. They are fully recyclable, and will all bear the symbol of a primrose – symbol of rebirth at the end of winter, an image of hope. A positive way to put architecture at the service of the community.
In a press release, Mr. Boeri said architecture was designed to “convey a symbol of serenity and regeneration. Getting vaccinated will be an act of civic responsibility, love for others and rediscovery of life. If this virus has locked us inside hospitals and homes, the vaccine will allow us to regain contact with life and nature around us“, he added.
On all public squares in Italy
As Stefano Boeri told the online magazine Dezeen, “Public life in Italy usually takes place on our piazzas. We need to ensure that these pavilions are accessible, comfortable and that they are places that citizens will consider, for a period of time, as part of their lives.“
The prefabricated pavilions will also house information stands and will be supported by other communication elements, including social media campaigns, posters, radio broadcasts and brochures to encourage enthusiasm for vaccines. Stefano Boeri is one of the most renowned Italian architects, famous for his building “Il Bosco Verticale” – or The Vertical Forest – in Milan, whose entire facade teems with living trees and greenery.