The Rwanda Heart Centre
The Rwanda Heart centre will be located in Kigali and addresses the severely limited access to cardiac surgery in sub-Saharan Africa. It will be equipped with 2 state of the art operation theatres and 2 cathlabs. In its first phase, all buildings are sited around a series of central outdoor courtyards and corridors, allowing for a variety of shaded interstitial spaces that feel both dynamic and welcoming and foster chance encounters. In order to maintain costs, future extensions and to simplify the construction process, a modular building system with a double skinned vaulted roof structure will be employed to allow for natural convection and passive cooling strategies in the non-acute hospital areas.