The Burkina Faso Medical Center Highlights Social Good

 - May 26, 2013
References: kere-architecture & designboom
Architect Diebedo Francis Kere wanted to find a way give back to the world, so he built the Burkina Faso 'Opera Village' medical center. Known as the 'Centre de Sainte et de Promotion Sociale,' this Burkina Faso medical center will help to restore and provide for one of the poorest communities in the world.

Diebedo Francis Kere wanted to give one of the poorest countries in the world a structure to house free medical care and access to dentists, gynecologists and obstetrics. Kere designed a square building with picture frame windows that allows patients to gaze outside on the beauty of the African landscape. The picture frame windows are arranged at several different levels along the walls to give patients multiple views of the African plain and help them to reconnect with their natural surroundings. Made with readily available African materials like brick, clay and stone, the medical center features a cost-effective design and a waterproof corrugated roof.



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