Presentation Title

HDI Health and Wellness Center, Kigali, Rwanda

Presentation Type

Poster

School

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Discipline

Architecture

Mentor

Donna Paley

Abstract

Health Development Initiative – Rwanda is a non-profit organization based in Kigali, whose mission is to improve the accessibility and standard of healthcare for all those in the country. The goal of the project was to design a health and wellness center to accommodate a walk-in clinic, fifty beds for inpatients, an operating ward, a pharmacy, a maternity ward, classrooms for nutrition and sex education, a kitchen, and offices. The inspiration for my design are the woven baskets that are widely used in Rwanda. The circular design of the proposed health and wellness center creates a welcoming environment with a centralized courtyard and radial circulation. Local materials would also be used and sustainability would be achieved with natural ventilation and solar panels. The project will be presented with posters and accompanied by a physical model.

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HDI Health and Wellness Center, Kigali, Rwanda

Health Development Initiative – Rwanda is a non-profit organization based in Kigali, whose mission is to improve the accessibility and standard of healthcare for all those in the country. The goal of the project was to design a health and wellness center to accommodate a walk-in clinic, fifty beds for inpatients, an operating ward, a pharmacy, a maternity ward, classrooms for nutrition and sex education, a kitchen, and offices. The inspiration for my design are the woven baskets that are widely used in Rwanda. The circular design of the proposed health and wellness center creates a welcoming environment with a centralized courtyard and radial circulation. Local materials would also be used and sustainability would be achieved with natural ventilation and solar panels. The project will be presented with posters and accompanied by a physical model.