Ambulatory Surgical Facility
Architect: Kliment Halsband Architects
Location: Kyabirwa, Uganda
Category D: Unbuilt: must be commissioned for compensation by a client with the authority and intention to build.
This independent, off-the-grid ambulatory surgical facility is a replicable prototype for the five billion people in the world who lack access to safe or affordable surgery. The building is composed of three functional elements: a reception pavilion with offices grouped around a family waiting area courtyard, an intermediate pavilion for pre-op and post-op activities, and a sterile pavilion with two operating rooms and related support spaces. These elements are sheltered under a solar panel shade structure, inspired by the banana plants on the site.