OMA Reinier designed the “hospital of the future” with a 12-minute short film he prepared with de Graaf. Released as part of an exhibition in Madrid, the film has been described as a "visual manifesto". Film; It questions the rules that apply to healthcare design, not just how hospitals are built, but also why they are built the way they are built. The film explores the role diseases play in shaping cities and concludes with a speculative exploration of the future of healthcare design.
The film, which will be screened at the Matadero Madrid Center for Contemporary Creation until 31 January 2021, forms part of an exhibition entitled 'twelve warning urban tales'. "The hospital of the future is a valuable addition to the twelve warning city tales exhibition," says Ethel Baraona Pohl, the exhibition's curator. "Rather than trying to answer, it asks vital questions about the future of the city in terms of health, economy, space and automation."
The film emerges from a research project Reinier de Graaf conducted with Hans Larsson and Alex Retegan on the future of healthcare that began in 2019. Reinier de Graaf said in a statement with OMA that 'the hospital needs to be given a new definition' .
The exhibition "Tales of the twelve warning cities" will continue to be displayed in Madrid until January 31, 2021, and will be available to watch online until April 30, 2021.