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Ground Level Plan by Chris Loizou and Carlos Emilio Nones

Ground Level Plan

Transitioning from an industrial to a knowledge-based society shifts our mindset in the way we address health. Health is understood as a complex and dynamic system of relationships shaped by forces derived from sectors other than itself. The World Health Organization contributes to maintaining society consistent and less fragile by providing medicine, sharing policies as well as managing the global health crisis. In search of balance within this non-rigid sector, the World Health Organization Museum investigates the core as an architectural device and challenges notions of temporality and permanence. The usually hidden, permanent and author-less core is now utilized to address concepts of authorship. The distribution of elements and functions with relevant permanency (servant spaces, institution, and academy) on the peripheries allows for spaces of various temporalities (live broadcasting media and exhibition) to be positioned within the building’s center. The fusion of these two states (permanent with impermanent, or the public and the nonpublic) intensifies social exchange within the museum’s physical space