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ARCHITECTURE/BUILDING DESIGN LORENA MASCARENHAS


Creating a unit for the treatment of obesity


The project objective was to develop a space dedicated to the promotion of health for obese people. The space needed to be suitable for the specific needs of these patients, both aesthetically and ergonomically.


According to the World Health Organization, obesity is already regarded as the worse nutritional disorder in occidental countries, having been declared as the biggest unrecognised public health problem. The project will be implemented in


Belém urban area of Brasil, where there is a lack of units for this kind of treatment. The Specific Reference Unit (SRU) will be operated by the Public Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS) with medical referral from ‘Family Health Strategies’ (Estratégias de Saúde da Família – ESF) and Primary Health Units (Unidades Básicas de Saúde – UBS). The SRU will also be used by anyone seeking better health, and a better quality of life. It will be a place for exercise, therapy, learning and wellness in addition to doctor’s appointments.


Justification Society is currently seeing an increasing number of obese people. Obesity is a silent illness. When a person becomes overweight their mobility decreases which reduces their quality of life and consequently results in a more restricted social life. The complex scenario surrounding


obesity brings challenges for the SUS Health Care Network, especially for primary care. With its proximity to the everyday lives of people, primary care has greater power of understanding of the social dynamics and determinants of health in each territory, so is the best location for the development of health promotion and helping people to cope with excess weight that affects the individual, their families and the population. Interventions to reverse obesity need to consider a variety of current views about food,


IFHE DIGEST 2017


An aerial shot of the site.


Obesity is already regarded as the worse nutritional disorder in occidental countries, having been declared as the biggest unrecognised public health problem


physical activity, body and health. As well as receiving and treating overweight individuals, primary care should also be the mentor of care and the communication centre among the other points of the care network, to ensure comprehensive care (Ministry of Health 2014, p20). These considerations led the author to propose the creation of a project for an


Lorena Mascarenhas


Lorena Mascarenhas has a Post-graduate in Health Environment Architecture at


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2016) and is a Graduate in Architecture and Urbanism at University of Amazônia


(2007). She has experience in architecture, with emphasis on planning, design and construction of residential, commercial buildings, health and interior environments.


SRU focused on the treatment of obesity, which will enable the treatment, cure and prevention of obesity through the National Health System by offering individuals a better quality of life and to lead them to want to achieve weight reduction. This requires a conducive and humanised environment which takes into consideration all the guidelines required. The authors carried out a SRU project for the treatment of obesity, where the patients are able to access all types of medical appointments, examinations and treatments available for healing. It was vital that they can easily navigate and enjoy all spaces with dignity and that they have the ability to interact with individuals – including doctors, nurses, psychologists, coaches and other patients – to help in the process inside the clinic, making them feel welcomed and more willing to continue with the treatment and therefore become more healthy.


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