HYGIENE POINT – FILTER POINT
Théophane Lefebvre DeleauCéline OrtmannKatrin WolfProfessur
Architectural Design and Participation
What is a hygiene point? During our research, it came up that our chosen village, Djamdè in Northern Togo, holds a significant amount of wells. Nevertheless they cannot provide save drinking water throughout the whole year. As clean water is a basic need to improve hygiene, our answer is to integrate the technique of porous ceramic filtration in the building and further. We see our Filter point as the first step in a strategy, that brings the filter pot technology not only to households within Djamdè, but also to the other Villages Aimes-Afrique in Togo and further. The filter point in the center of Djamdè therefore hosts several uses. Residents have the opportunity to get save drinking water. Water therfore collected from the roofs and filtered with the ceramic pot technology. The multifunctional education space gives the opportunity to learn about the use and maintenance of the filter pot. But also other basic needs of hygiene, such as showering, hand wash, cloth wash and toilets are solved within the filter point. With the educational aspect of the filter point and the close distance to the school of Djamdè, this facilites will make a sustainable difference for hygiene in Djamdè and maybe even further in the future.