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Prefab truck and shipping container win healthcare facility design comp

• http://www.gizmag.com, By Stu Robarts
 The competition sought design solutions for providing healthcare to rural and isolated areas in Asia. The winning designs are a medical clinic on wheels and a clinic built from a retired shipping container.
 
Building Trust International is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2010 with the aim of using design to solve world issues, such as those affecting people, wildlife or the planet. Its team includes architects, engineers, planners, contractors and other professionals that can help to shape the environment.

The Moved To Care competition is a humanitarian design contest aimed at delivering "better built solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems." Previous contests have given rise to improved schools for migrant and refugee communities, flood-resistant housing for Cambodia’s poor, access to play for communities in South Africa and low-cost housing solutions for homeless individuals in the UK.

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