African Design Magazine May 2016 - Page 29

African project AU Dormitory A U dormitory, designed by Ikko Kobayashi and Fumi Kashimura of Terrain Architects, is an educational and learning institution for African students to prepare for further studies in other international institutions. The site is located in Yesu Amala, a residential area within Nansana town, Wakiso District, about 100m off Hoima road and half an hour drive from Kampala City. The facility is close to the bypass therefore is very accessible with a good view towards the west due to its hilly location. The site, which is approximately 2 000m2 in a trapezoid shape, is surrounded by roads on its three sides, residents, a local primary school and the community church. These buildings are mainly single-story buildings, but because of population growth in recent years, higher buildings have appeared close to the site. The concept comprises two storied buildings (the boy’s and girl’s dormitories) and two other bungalows (administration and lecture room blocks) all rectangular in shape and 29