Quarantine Cities The Continuous Journey


Personal Info

Name: Anchalika Thepnumsommanus

Nationality: Thai

Institution / Company: International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA)


Instagram: @unbuilt.visuals

Facebook: Anchalika Thepnumsommanus


-FINALIST of Non Architecture Award Competition | Category: Architecture


Covid-19 marks a dras5c changes to the future of travelling, introducing a new experience of being on quaran5ne a@er transpor5ng across borders. The project approaches this new normal as an civic architecture for the instrumentaliza5on of mental and emo5onal condi5ons as a consequence of the essen5al solitary quaran5ne during pandemic society offering a possibility of the post-travelling experience. “Quaran5ne is a disease towards mental health”, how could we make the long quaran5ne period as a con5nuous trip and overcome the quaran5ne fa5gue?


In order to mi5gate fa5gue by incorporate sensorial as the way to experience without being in touch. The building itself operates and been mechanically programmed named CoSMI, act as a symbio5c rela5onship that collects dispose substances/certain ac5on from user’s body where should be considered an expression of feelings as an energy to func5on the building in curing the users and generate sa5sfied experience. Where categorised into 4 major types of facili5es: Shelter, Administra5on, Sensory S5muli, and Medical. The building offers alterna5ves a@er user’s flight to par5cipate in the program and all user will be analyse under specific protocols in order to recommended choice of facili5es offered the best experience.


Instead of distribu5on to different quaran5ne hotel, proposes an urban interven5on designing a mega-transporta5on centre sprawling parasi5cally along major tourist aUrac5ons at the centre of Bangkok and abandoned railway sta5ons as a connec5ng networks throughout the facili5es. By allowing user to create their quaran5ne fantasies throughout the experience.


Project Type: Civic Architecture , Urban Interventions , Transportation Infrastructure


Jury Comments

– MUDA Architects

Covid-19 is by far the largest global crisis in the 21th century. It tremendously affected our ways of living and working. As may be imagined, human society will be facing more challenges like this, and information technology will become an important aid for us to meet them. 

Among all walks of life, tourism is one of the industries that has been hit hardest. The designer takes the long isolation period that international travel needs to face as the base point, considers a buffer mechanism that can be loaded on the existing infrastructure, and presents us a complete post-isolation life.

The complete system displayed by the designer gives us great insight, and the pioneering exploration of the future is worthy of encouragement. It makes us re-examine our relationship with the world, and we really should work harder and together to face this global pandemic.








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