Health Centre and Surgical Clinic
Leo, Burkina Faso

A rural medical centre on land donated by a mosque are contained in ten modules organised along both sides of a central pedestrian spine. The walls are built from compressed earth bricks whose thick mass helps temper the interiors. Light metal roofs, raised for natural ventilation, provide shade and protection from rain; the roofs permit water harvesting and are also fitted with solar panels to generate electricity. A later phase contains five residential units for surgeons, arranged in a semi-circular configuration around a communal area. The walls of the residential units are built of compressed bricks with an inner wall of concrete block; the brick-vaulted interiors are covered by tin roofs with ventilation space between.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Leo, Burkina Faso
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Completed 2017
2,000 m²
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Health Centre and Surgical Clinic
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health care
Aga Khan Award for Architecture