HYGIENE SQUARED

Carlotta Pedemonte
Miriam Schramm
Professur
Architectural Design and Participation
Projektarbeit
Hygiene is a topic of fundamental importance, especially in times of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Particularly in countries with an insufficient medical infrastructure, existing deficiencies in hygienic care and lacking knowledge about hygiene become very evident. Inappropriately managed water and sanitation services lead to contaminated water and are linked to the transmission of diseases. As part of the semester project "Hygiene Point" at the Chair of Architectural Design and Participation in cooperation with the NGO AktionPit - Togohilfe e.V., our design "Hygiene Squared" deals with the question of what hygiene means today. What are the demands on our architecture and how can these requirements be implemented in a sustainable, resourceful and ingeniously straightforward way.
Our project is based in Djegbakondji, a village 60 km North of Togo’s capital Lomé. Apart from a water well there are neither structures for basic personal hygiene nor medical care facilities. The key element of our proposal is water. Our site is located in the Maritime Region therefore the central Hygiene Square facilitates gravity to distribute harvested rainwater from heavy rainfalls and water from the existing deep well without electricity. Different functions providing primary care - hand washing, showering, drinking water supply - are arranged around a central, elevated tank. Adjoining buildings - Latrines and Medical Square - form a functional circuit with the central building which results in a self-contained system and ensures the sustainable supply of traditional medicine to the village. Simple building principles such as protection from the elements and passive strategies like natural ventilation and thermal mass are also enabled by using readily available, low-cost materials such as BTC bricks and bamboo which make the design feasible.
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