Ghana

 

Tarkwa-Breman Ecopond and Campus

Along with the development of a girls’ school, village hospital, and assembly space, an ecopond will be created at the lowest point in the topography of the allotted site located west of the village. The ecopond, equipped with organisms that purify the water, will serve as a community swimming pool and source of drinking water. Development of the girls’ school occurs along the southern edge of the ecopond while the hospital sits north of the main road.

 
 
 

completeled girls' school using combination of our studio's designs

 
 

Context Analysis and Village Plan

 

map of strip mining: illegal surface gold mining along Ankobra River has dried up rivers and lakes, contaminated the fish, and introduced mercury poisoning to the inhabitants of Tarkwa-Breman and its neighboring villages.

 

ecopond, water channels, and rainwater catchment area

 
 

Ecopond Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Campus Plan and Construction

village expansion plan

 

Campus Plan includes final phases of village expansion, which will begin as hospital staff housing, the ecopond, a neighborhood park, the school and clinic, and the completed network of rainwater harvesting channels.

phased campus plan

 
 

village hospital phase one plan

 
 
 

girls' school phase one plan

 
 
 

construction axonometrics

 

corrugated metal roof plan

reflected ceiling plan showing truss system

 
 
 

section cutting through classroom

 
 

Assembly Space and Visitor Center

 

hypar mesh diagrams

 

outdoor assembly space plan

outdoor assembly space section

 
 

Renderings and Model

 

view of school from hospital entry

 
 
 

view of school from neighborhood park

 
 
 
 
 
 
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