Nyanza Maternity Hospital


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Can we build a hospital off the grid?

The Nyanza maternity hospital was originally built in 1931, and is in need of significant renovation to meet the community’s maternal health needs. The construction will include capacity for all maternity services, a pediatrics ward, operating rooms, and a patient attendants’ area — doubling the capacity of the Nyanza Hospital.

The facility design features an innovative use of solar chimneys to increase airflow, exceeding the World Health Organization’s recommendation for air changes per hour, all realized through 100% natural ventilation. Buildings are arranged to produce functional courtyards for patients, visitors and staff. The material detailing is congruent with the existing structure, which will be rehabilitated for continued use.

Project Details

-1.940278, 29.873888

Location: Rwanda

Year: 2011

Status: In Progress

Program: Disctrict Hospital

Clients:
Rwanda Ministry of Health
UNICEF