ARCHITECTURE FOR REHABILITATION AND HEALING OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES

 

NAIROBI
is its
CAPITAL CITY
and the most populous city in the East African region
with a current population projection of over
4 million.
And based on the
2009
population census
, it has a population density of
4509/Km
2
.
PROJECT
:
PROJECT
:
the poject site is located in
NAIROBI COUNTY
as shown in the map on the right
.its
off waiyaki way
(A
109)
on langata road
,waiyaki way is part of the
TRANS
AFRICAN HIGHWAY
from mombasa kenya to lagos Nigeria
.
Off waiyaki way is an area called
KARENGATA just past bomas and
25mins drive
from the nairobi cbd
.karengata is divided into two langata and karen south the
site is in karengata
.currently the piece of land belongs to
PIVATE INDIVIDUAL
.The
piece of land has changed owernship thrice and now owned by an asianof
kenya origin
.
site
rongai
embakasi
nairobi CBD
ngong
kikuyu
dagoretti
the world
africa
kenya
nairobi county
kabete
kinoo
muthaiga
kariobangi
imara daima
site inventory/ analysis
Hassan Yusuf Mazuri
B02/21045/2007
6th yr DESIGN PROJECT
2012/2013
01
site introduction
:
site and project introduction
Rationale as to why kabete offered an almost the perfect location for the site
.
1.WHY KENYA
?
since kenya has become a medical referral centre in the
east african region before patients are are directed for further treatment to
place like
india and europe
.the design project being first of its magnitude in
the east african region and for that reason there was need be for it to be
located in kenya
.
2 .WHY NAIROBI
?
in kenya the capital city nairobi is the hub of the country
although geographicaly isiolo is the center of kenya
, nairobi depicts the
both national international image
interms of infrastucture development
and
microeconomy than the other towns and cities in kenya
.again the
highest
referral hospital in kenya is located in nairobi
(KNH),and th
caliber of this is not only to serve nairobi the east african region
3 .WHY away from CBD
? a rehabilitation institution where the patient is
recoving from a traumatic ordeal and at the same time being rehabilitated
and given skills on how to resume back to normal life he undergoes both
mental and physical rehabilitaion so a good tranquil and serene
environment with would a major factor and for the well being of the patient
this factor can not be ignored
.
4.WHY langata road off Waiyaki way and Thika super highway
?
according to
statistics most of the fatal accidents occur on the A
109 highway than any
other road in kenya
.so site selection was to occur along waiyaki way or a
street/road off waiyaki way thus deviating from the busy waiyaki way
.
5.WHY karen langata area
?
karen langata offers a good tranquil and serene
environment and a perfect microclimate not too cold or too warm
ccmpared to the rest of the areas around
.it is also not that far way form the
cbd and accessible with PSV
.unlike Ngong some times too cold
, Rongai and
Kiserian are far away and crowed just like the nairobi CBD
.most of the land
in around is private and institutional land so change of user would not be a
much of a problem
6.WHY the plot next to Galeria
the land is privately owned and justifying its
acquisition by my client by G.O.K in partnership with kenya paraplegic
organization(KPO)
is valid.the piece of land is tranquil it off from the main
the busy high way
.the site offers an almost perfect topography where by its
not flat nor too steep in interms of gradient and accessibilty
, public transport
vehicles stage is at the boundary of the site and for a public building or
facility it offers the best location
.
site location
site justification
langata
karen
client
pic By Nick Thiongo
NAROBI,
Kenya.
June,
15th,
2012:
Can a man travel halfway across the African
continent on a wheelchair
?
Zackary Kimotho
, a Veterinary Doctor who sustained a bullet wound after an
aborted carjacking incident in Nairobi
, Kenya,
is wheeling
4000
kilometres from
Kenya to the nearest spinal injury rehabilitation centre in South Africa
.
Kenya Paraplegic Organization
(KPO)
& G.O.K
a spinal rehabilitation center
, by definition
, is a place where patients who
have suffered from spinal injury and already under gone through spinal
surgical correction can be rehabilitated
through physiotherapy and
psychotherapy and reintegrated into the society and previous life through
vocational training and help him or her be self sustaining
.
The main cause of spinal cord injury in this region is road traffic accidents
(over
85%).
Other causes of spinal cord injuries include insecurity and sports
.
From this there is need to put up a rehabilitation and Trauma Center
, “that
primarily concerns
prevention of secondary complications
, maximization of physical functioning
and reintegration of persons with a spinal injury into the community
,” says
Mwaura Ngaari
, a Director of KPO
. But also not forgetting the part that
when dealing with spinal cord injured patients the healing and rehabilitation
starts from the head as one comes to
The main objective is to design a neoteric spinal rehabilitation and trauma center
to serve the east African region and its environ and help mitigate deaths from
recuperating patients from secondary complications due to lack of proper
knowledge and rehabilitation by patients and family
in vision
2030
the health sector being one of the
major contentious sectors besides education
and good infrastructure,
objective
There is lack of quality and committed care centres in Kenya and the region at
large for the treatment and rehabilitation of spinal cord injured patients
. Lack of
qualified personnel
, inappropriate handling of patients
, lack of full information
about the condition and the cost of sustaining daily needs have led to the
desperate situation
. due to absence of proper rehabilitation people succumb
to their conditions barely two years upon discharge from hospitals
.Indeed,
many are those who die as a result of secondary complications and infections
resulting to such as bed
/pressure sores,
bladder urinary infections
, internal
bleeding and psychological distress etc
.
The patients who survive against all odds
, find themselves confined on
wheelchairs in very unfriendly social set up sand environments
. Patients and
their families rarely get basic training on activities of daily living that eventually
lead to frustration
, confusion and overwhelm
. The life expectancy after injury is
less than
2 years.
problem statement
project justification
karen country club
must be keenly looked upon and indeed better
hospital and specialized hospital to be precise
must increase with number in order to serve
Kenyans health sector to the fullest and thus
Zack,
44,
has been confined in a wheelchair for the last eight years
. He hopes to
convince Kenyans to contribute KSh
250
million
(US$2.9
million)
towards the
construction of a trauma and rehabilitation centre for spinal injury victims
.
project introduction
:
project justification
help preventing death from curable susceptible diseases and other complications
.
Because with current rate of increase of population will further worsen the poor
medical services delivery we have at the moment and in future will be looking at a
developed kenya but with little people left to enjoy what vision
2030
has to offer
.
AttachmentSize
01-Site Analysis and case study combined.pdf11.85 MB
02-MASTER.pdf2.4 MB
03-GROUND FLOOR.pdf3.21 MB
04-1ST FLOOR.pdf1.58 MB
05-2ND FLOOR.pdf1.51 MB
06-ELEVATIONS.pdf30.05 MB
07-SECTIONS.pdf2.54 MB
RENDER 1.pdf4.42 MB
RENDER 2.pdf1.75 MB
RENDER 3.pdf4.85 MB
RENDER 4.pdf4.38 MB
RENDER 5.pdf2.1 MB
RENDER 6.pdf9.36 MB

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