It is the year 2050. Airports are forever expanding and urbanizing. Cities are becoming increasingly shaped by world citizens who stay there for the shortest time. As the sense of distance diminishes, the natural limitations of the human body become increasingly burdened by our hectic way of life. The Organ Factory has been projected in the core of the Schiphol Corridor development. It is a hyper-specialized hospital, which performs transplantation surgeries and distributes freshly biomanufactured organs. It is the ultimate medical resort. The Organ Factory is based on the dense courtyard model of the first city hospitals with the hallway as the organizing element. The project is the typological and architectural outcome of the transformative forces that global developments exert on our cities. It investigates the hospital as a fundamentally urban type and applies it to the questionable urban condition of airport cities.

Delft, 2019