Bamako Eco-Friendly Hotel
Architecture 412, Professor Zeuler Lima
Washington University in St. Louis, Spring 2010
The banks of the Niger river in Bamako, Mali is the home to a new eco-friendly hotel. Accommodating the needs of the client, the design incorporates a variety of room types to afford flexibility in room costs. Another component is the set of hostel type rooms to be more appealing to the younger and more thrifty populations. A backwater flows next to the site, calling for a cleaning and redesign of the banks in order to eradicate its current use as a depository of refuse and and human waste.
Inside the hotel, a set of gardens acts as morning and afternoon gathering spots to be shaded from the extreme temperatures experienced in Bamako. The integration of a louver system and vegetation allows the back hallway (shown below in the left-most rendering) to be shaded and filtered of light.
Status: School Project
Location: Bamako, Mali