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Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture

  • 01:00 - 12 September, 2011
Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture
Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +14

From the architect. The construction of the Centre for Earth Architecture accomplishes the activities of the AKTC in Mopti after the restoration of the mosque and the construction of a new sewerage system. The construction site has been gained by a backfill at the waterside of an interior lake and so the lakeside has been made accessible for public use. The program itself responds both to the needs of the district management Komoguel as to the visitors of the cultural facilities of the district.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

From the crest of the dike the construction site and therefore also the building project are in one sight axis together with the mosque. The building is clearly structured and its building height responds to the existing fabric without compromising the view on the mosque. The visitor centre, according to its program is divided into three different buildings which are connected by two roof surfaces. All the walls and the barrel vaults are constructed of BTC (compressed earth blocks) which are very suitable to the climatic conditions for their natural temperature buffer and therefore guarantee comfortable indoor temperatures. The overhanging roof blocks the insulation on the walls and provides qualitative outdoor spaces. Ventilation openings in the walls and the vaults provide a natural flow of air so that the building conditioning works without mechanic backing. The landscape project includes wide public spaces and a promenade on top of the dike. The project for the new building responds to this initial planning as it keeps adjacent to the dike.

Text provided by Kere Architecture.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
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Laszlo Kovacs · July 11, 2013

can we give this man the pritzker already? love his work.

whys · December 02, 2011

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Shawna(Sam)Van Aert · September 12, 2011

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luis calatayud · September 12, 2011

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