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A cost-effective, yet ostentatious roofing-system for the middle-class in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso. Based on a firm grid it can be assembled and duplicated at will. Partitions and their materials can be chosen freely (adobe, laterite, straw.) to fit various project constraints. The bearing structure is slanted to facilitate drainage in the raining season. The system is made up primarily of reinforcement bars, otherwise widely used on the site. The stack effect provides cooling for the interior. The roofing can be prefabricated from moulds in local welding shops. The gradual construction process diminishes project costs.
Prof. Herrle / Francis Kéré
Ben Koziczinski, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Jonas Goltsch