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On Purpose | ADC Training Pavilion

On Purpose | ADC TRAINING PAVILION



 
 
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THE ON PURPOSE / ADC TRAINING PAVILION

To support the employees at Abahizi Dushygikirane’s vocational center and manufacturing facility in Masoro, GAC-Rwanda was commissioned to design a pavilion to promote life skills and craft training activities. The design balances the client’s desire for a minimal “pavilion in a landscape” that also accommodates meetings for as many as 60 people during the severe storms that buffet the site during Rwanda’s rainy seasons.

 
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OPEN & CLOSED

Isolated in the landscape yet physically near the main vocational center, the design uses natural building techniques such as stabilized soil blocks, natural ventilation through an open clerestory roof reveal, operable windows around the perimeter, and large doorways that wrap 180 degrees to lay flat against the building’s exterior wall.

 
 
 

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

 

DATA

LOCATION

Masoro Sector, Rulindo District, Northern Provence, Rwanda

 

PROGRAM

A public health center built in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MoH); and upgraded to meet both MoH and World Health Organization standards.

The program includes the renovation of an existing administration building and the construction of 7 new buildings, exterior meeting and educational space, new pedestrian and vehicular circulation

 

SIZE

Landscape: 120 Sq. Meters

New Construction: 56 Sq. Meters

 

STATUS

Scheduled Completion: March 2018

 

PROJECT TEAM:

DESIGN

James Setzler | Principal in Charge

Patrice Ndababonye | Project Manager

Yutaka Sho | Design Principal

Michael Beaman | Design Principal

Zaneta Hong | Design Principal

 

CONSTRUCTION

Structure Stone: General Contractor

GAC-R: Specialty Contractor

Earthenable : Earthen Floor

 

FUNDING

Abahizi Rwanda

Kate Spade New York | On Purpose Project

Individual Donations to GAC

 

MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES:

WALLS

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks (ISSB), manufactured onsite from excavated material

 

FOUNDATIONS & RETAINING WALLS

Granite (hand-cut, chips used for aggregate base)

 

ROOFING

Corrugated Steel Sheets & Glass

 

CEILING & SHADING

Hand-woven Reed Matting

 

FLOOR

Compressed Earthen Floor

 

STRUCTURE

Embedded Concrete Frames + Steel Trusses.