The idea for the proposal is to tailor the standard MoH/Global fund scheme to the physical constraints of the available site in Busengo, and include minor improvements/modifications to both the layout, size, and distribution of the required rooms.
Specifically, in an effort to maximize available resources, the overall building footprint is kept to a maximim of 297 sqm. What we feel is very important is to connect, both physically and visually, the new maternity block with the existing buildings.
The close proximity with the wing of the old health centre, where the maternity is currently located, allows to create an outdoor covered porch space, which opens up to the stunning views of the landscape. The relationship with the exisiting block vis-a-vis is established through a exterior paving.
In terms of architectural solution which can increase the staff and patients comfort, we have developed a central light well which allows for natural lighting and cross ventilation, and in general, trying to maximize the relationship with exterior spaces.