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Mpirigiti Rural Training Center / Studio FH Architects

Mpirigiti Rural Training Center / Studio FH Architects

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Kamuli, Uganda
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Studio FH Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1950.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Häfele, Roofings, Suntech, Unique Clay Works, Victron Energy
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Text description provided by the architects. Three courtyard buildings on a 13-acre site near Kamuli town in Eastern Uganda provide accommodation, teaching and working space for agricultural students from Iowa State University and Makerere University.

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The architecture contrasts a heavily textured clay brick envelop with light-weight timber-glass and coloured render facades facing the courtyards. An undulating roofscape organically embeds the buildings into the surrounding, and the folded metal gutters not only make an architectural statement of the rainwater harvesting that supply the majority of the Centre's water needs, but also act as light reflectors illuminating the underside of the walkway roofs.

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© Will Boase Photography
Floor Plan - Main Building
Floor Plan - Main Building
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© Will Boase Photography

The buildings were designed to minimise on the impact of the Centre on the natural environment. Besides a centralised rainwater harvesting system, solar panels generate a substantial proportion of the electricity demands and an anaerobic baffled reactor with constructed wetland ensures an environmentally friendly wastewater treatment system. Passive design principles including ventilated roofs supported by trussed purlins ensure a comfortable indoor climate throughout.

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© Will Boase Photography

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Address: Kamuli, Uganda

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Cite: "Mpirigiti Rural Training Center / Studio FH Architects" 17 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/903874/mpirigiti-rural-training-center-studio-fh-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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