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Bahir Dar University Staff Lounge
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Bhair Dar University – Yibab campus Staff Lounge Designed by – Girum Mamushet Lemma (Architect) This is a staff cafeteria design for one of the campus of Bahir Dar University located in Bahir Dar city, Ethiopia. The City is located in Amhara region. It is a place where you can find diversified culture and cultural artifacts indeed. Bahir Dar city has very hot humid climate with average annual temperature of 19.6 0C and average annual rainfall of 1491 mm. Therefore the project inspired from the fine and repetitive elements you would fine in this region – fish bone, trees, papyrus boat, dresses and so on. In addition to this context, responding to the climate is a dominate concept of the design. Situated in north-south direction, the building is characterized by a glass box – enveloped by adjustable wooden leafs that serves as a shade and structural element- covered with an extended CIS roof. Spatially the building can be divided in to four spaces – the main hall immediately after the entrance; the mezzanine floor, the service areas (kitchen and toilet) and the outer sitting areas around the building. The hanged roof supported by a series of trusses of one meter high, together with operable sliding windows situated I meter from the ground floor finish of the building plays an important role in ventilating the interior spaces.
3 word address features
climate, connected, spacious