Design´s main idea was building in modules to make the project versatile for Africa. Building in modules gives opportunity to raise in gradual stages. It provides different configurations in other African sites. To achieve that modular growth goal the typical African impluvium was taken as an inspiration. The shape was improved from a circle to hexagon so the modules can easily attach to each other. Considering the climate issues the building is placed lower than the ground level and polycarbonate UVresistant panels are used to reduce heat inside. Passive cooling is also provided by the holes placed around the hexagon and by the water inside every module´s atrium. Modules are connected to fit Diakounda´s masterplan and bring water to the rainwater collector placed in the middle. One rainwater tank is enough to provide water for 5 modules throughout the whole year.
Polycarbonate Roof Sheets 346$, Bamboo louver layer 520$, Wooden construction 560$, Rammed Earth Walls 50$ (this is for secondary parts, earth is locally sourced), furniture and plumbing 374$ and foundations 100$. It equals 1950$ per one module. Five of them cost 9750$.
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