Depleted healthcare from inadequate resources and medical education in Ghana fuels the Amani Foundation’s endeavor for a medical center, reinvesting in medical care reducing childbirth mortality. The Texas A&M Architecture and Landscape/Urban Planning studios blend expertise in a comprehensive proposal solving this problem. Synthesizing Landscape/Urban Planning site tours and climate/topographic studies with our cultural research, Evidence-Based methods and medical planning expertise developed a plan for medical schools, village housing and dormitories. In addition to the main package, individual concept designs were done presenting alternatives aiding in client decision. My patient bedtower scheme presented a more organic motif speaking to the native biologies and forms of Ghana. Climate studies and biomimicry cues from the Native Danaid Eggfly yielded a formal play of cantilevered; twisting massing with exterior double ‘cocoon’ skin form zoned mechanical and natural ventilation. Coupled with Evidence-Based Design principles of decentralized nursing, dedicated family spaces with views of nature, a sustainable, restorative environment improving operations and care is realized.
Status: School Project
Location: Kpong, GH