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Burundi Heart Centre


Fluxarchitects were commissioned by the Sir Magdi Yacoub Foundation to design and build a cardiac facility in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

The layout of the Padeatric Heart Centre takes inspiration from an African village where the traditional hut, the ‘rugo’ (meaning many huts) is surrounded by a courtyard where several houses are grouped together inside a protective wall.

Whilst the surgery and ICU block follow a rational layout, the wards and outpatient facilities are loosely arranged around two central spaces.

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