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Medical Housing Compound / Studio Tam associati

Medical Housing Compound / Studio Tam associati

© Raul Pantaleo © Raul Pantaleo © Raul Pantaleo © Raul Pantaleo + 30

Khartoum, Sudan
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Studio tamassociati – Raul Pantaleo, Massimo Lepore, Simone Sfriso, con Pietro Parrino y Gino Strada
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    0.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2009

Text description provided by the architects. Looking at the amount of discarded containers laying around the building site of the Salam Centre we had this simple idea: to use them again in order to realize the required international staff housing compound.

© Raul Pantaleo
© Raul Pantaleo

The Compound placed besides the Hospital, in the surroundings of the Nile river, is realized around a great courtyard full of wonderful mango trees. It consists of 95 20ft-containers for housing and 7 40ft-containers for the cafeteria. Every lodging is 20 sqm and is realized with one and a half containers; the lodging is composed of bedroom, bathroom and a small veranda on the court side.

© Raul Pantaleo
© Raul Pantaleo

Peculiar care has been dedicated to insulation and energy saving. The containers are insulated with a “layer system”. Inside the container 5 cm insulating panels have been placed. The outside “skin” is realized with a second insulated roof and a bamboo brise-soleil panel system. In this way the sunrays never hit the containers. This system involves a huge energy saving. Solar panels also supply hot water for the entire compound.

© Raul Pantaleo
© Raul Pantaleo

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Address: Soba, Khartoum, Sudan

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Cite: "Medical Housing Compound / Studio Tam associati" 17 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/52911/medical-housing-compound-studio-tam-associati/> ISSN 0719-8884
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