Challenges bring opportunities, opportunities to learn, opportunities to test yourself. During the pandemic; HYPSOS has been fortunate to assist the Association for Public Health and Safety in the Netherlands (GGD) in creating a scalable solution for the vaccination centers. Not completely unique to HYPSOS, this project ensured our best permanent and temporary installation skills were tested. With a short delivery time, an old building and a list of requirements, out solutions team managed to create the right mix to ensure the deadlines were met, within budget and a very relieved client.
Transforming dairy into COVID vaccination site
The Dutch Government and the GGD had been looking for suitable locations within the province of Utrecht for much needed vaccination locations. One of the most suitable locations was based in an old dairy laboratory within Woerden, which had not been used for more than 10 years.
The site needed to conform to the government and GGD regulations around Covid19 and the building was successfully transformed by HYPSOS into a flexible and safe vaccination location within weeks.
Research into the coronavirus
When designing a vaccination location, the type of materials used are crucial. Hypsos can use its expertise in permanent and temporary interior fit out perfectly. During our research within the Solutions Team, we needed to find the material that is most effective for the project at hand. Despite the fact that we all know the well-known plexiglass screens, however this does not turn out to be the safest option. The goal was to find a material or surface that would assist in limiting the spread of the virus, the Solutions Team discovered that plastic was not the right way to go, but cardboard!
Hence the decision to make the dividers and items mainly from cardboard out of pure safety.