University Hospital Dalal Jamm: a sustainable hospital campus in Dakar – new case study
The Dalal Jamm Hospital is located between the sea and the wet lands in the northern outskirts of the city of Dakar in Senegal, in the working-class district of Guédiawaye. The initial phase of the project comprises a teaching hospital with a 300-bed capacity that can be extended to 500 beds. A hospital campus may eventually be built on the site.
The project was born out of the local context to offer a contemporary interpretation of the bioclimatic concepts of traditional architecture. A low-tech strategy for the management of climate comfort has been implemented that combines natural ventilation and passive solar control, and favours local materials such as the sand and seashell rendering of the façades. The result, delivered in 2016, is a resilient, understated and integrated health facility that embodies our approach to the sustainable and contextual development of health projects.
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