Collect | Construct | TransformStatus: Fall 2008 | Design Studio
A Pediatric Clinic for East Africa
Design for the Children is an international competition focused on providing much needed care and resources for women and children of eastern Africa. Children in this region face Malaria, HIV, T.B. and malnutrition each day and often mothers have to walk for days to reach a medical facility. Located adjacent to I.D.P. (internal displaced people) camps found throughout northern Uganda, the CCT Clinic provides a facility for health care and nutritional education for these women and children. The design's focus is on local materials and local culture; earth pressed bricks, woven mats for screens, gathering areas for eating and cooking and play fields for soccer. Using local labor to construct the 5,000 sqft facility, there is potential for jobs training and a micro economy to develop, creating a sense of ownership for the community. In terms of function, the clinic has the ability to operate off-grid by collecting and filtering water, using a pv array to offset power outages and passively cooling wards and birthing rooms. The one acre site also provides a kitchen, outdoor classrooms and planter beds for mothers to learn further about proper nutrition during their stay.
Location: Uganda, East Africa
Design: Travis Anderson
Instructor: Jamie Flemming
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