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Butaro Hospital – Burera, Rwanda

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Building Name: Butaro Hospital
Location: Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda
Architect: MASS Design Group
Structural Engineer: ICON Consultant Group Inc.
Sewage Plant Engineer: EcoProtection
Landscape Design: Sierra Bainbridge and Maura Rockcastle
Completed: 2011

AE Interest: prior to completion, Burera was one of the last two districts in Rwanda without a hospital; eliminated interior corridors and installed large radius ceiling fans to move air from wards to open windows; non-permeable, continuous floor to prevent bacterial growth; constructed 100% by locals, creating jobs and engendering sense of community; exterior walls constructed of local volcanic rocks and designed by local masons

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Written by Ryan Hua

October 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Posted in Built

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