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Honorable Mention In Architectural Design Havé Etoe Dormitory Header

Havé Etoe Dormitory

Honorable mention in architectural design

Design: students of Peter Behrens School of Arts/ University of Applied Arts; Georgia Institute of Technology (USA); Have Institute of Technology (Ghana); Hochschule Koblenz (Germany) Project management: Peter Behrens School of Arts/ University of Applied Arts (Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Judith Reitz/ M.A. Thomas Schaplik/ Franz Klein-Wiele/ Jochen Zäh MA/ Dipl.-Ing. Laura Niemann-Delius); Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Baerlecken/ BA, MS, ARIA Katherine Wright/ BA Jacquie Macher/ MA Spencer Pursley); Collaboration: Have Institute of Technology (Ghana); Hochschule Koblenz (Germany); Structural consultancy: imagine structure GmbH Frankfurt/ Köln (Prof. Dr. Ing. Arne Künstler); TGA consultancy: Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Stuttgart Client: Meeting Bismark e.V., Köln/ Ghana
Photo credits: Pbsa / Rwth / Meeting Bismark

Description (parts): “About 50 students have designed and built a midwife dormitory together with American students, German craft apprentices and Ghanaian vocational students during their semester break. The village of Havé Etoe is located in the middle of the jungle in the mountainous part Ghanas. Like most villages, Havé is a typical “street village”and is situated along a busy road connecting the south and north of the country. 8000 people live in Havé, about half of them are children. The Volta Region is mainly dependent on agriculture. The maternity ward with the attached infirmary is the central heart of the village community. Due to the large supply area, the need for specialists in obstetrics is increasing; however, it has not been possible to increase the staff due to a lack of housing. Midwives come from all parts of the country and need protected housing with their families (…).”

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