Snøhetta create a unified vision for Gambia’s higher level educational institutions with the new University of Gambia. The new university will relocate and unite three of Gambia’s existing formal institutions and one university in a single campus for 15,000 students. In addition to designing with the educational experience in mind, Snøhetta also want the project to set new environmental standards.
Part of this plan involves a solar park for generating energy, a waste management centre and locally done water harvesting. Because the masterplan for the university was previously undeveloped, there was no infrastructure, allowing the architects to re-invent the established western conventions. Snøhetta worked to develop a campus based on Gambian traditions in architecture and culture.
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