4th Year Projects 5 - Mambrui Tourist Resort: by Ogot Stephanie

Studio YR 4

COURSE: BAR 413/414 – ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016 - 2ND SEMESTER
PROJECT 5: A TOURIST TERMINAL/INFORMATION CENTRE – MAMBRUI:

Duration: 5 week (11th January to 15th February 2016).
Introduction:
Kenya is well known worldwide as a tourist destination. Kenyans are hospitable and the servicesthey offer are efficient and varied. In addition, Mambrui Town has established itself as a trulytourist centre that could be used for displaying our cultural art, drama, music and natural endowment. In view of this, the Malindi County Council in partnership with the Ministry ofTourism wants to develop a tourist terminal/information centre at Mambrui Town. This will actas a hub for tourists in this part of the coastal region. In addition, the centre attempts to embodythe aspirations and pride of the Swahili People to both the overseas and local tourists.

Objectives:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate understanding of how to design environmentally friendly buildings in warm humid climate where design development effectively takes care of thermal control and cooling effects. In designing this project, the guiding parameters should be conservation of urban space and its heritage. The students should demonstrate all the lessons learnt in terms of use of local materials, environmental control and conservation of both buildings and urban fabric. All these contextual aspects should be integrated in the design of the centre. The other objectives of this programme
are to acquaint students with:
1. The environmental conditions of the coastal region and appropriate design solutions;
2. The physical, socio-cultural and economic dimensions of the coastal people; and
3. Architectural qualities of a historic urban settlement.

Studio Staff Team

Kigara Kamweru
Samuel Kerongo
Mumbi Maina
Yusuf Ebrahim

The project brief:
Architectural design development of a mixed development of this nature is a challenging task, especially responding to the diversity of the requirements on one hand and design solution (s) on the other. The purpose of this project is therefore to analyze the requirements, site conditions and constraints, local authority requirements and based upon these, to achieve a suitable design of the centre. The designer should demonstrate understanding of urban mixed development, site planning and the design scale appropriate to the setting and purpose of public/private spaces, movement patterns, form and the image the development portrays. It should also respond to the context and cultural heritage of the Swahili People living in Mambrui. Design built form should also keenly respond to the warm humid climate of the coastal region. As design for tourist terminal and information centre is being carried out, care should be taken not to destroy the existing historical and urban qualities that create the strong identity of the Mambrui Swahili Architecture. The design solution should also demonstrate clear understanding
of transit and information design within urban setting, site planning, appropriate design scale to the local setting and use of private and public spaces, movement pattern and form.

Site location:
The site of the project will be located at Mambrui Town sea front and its exact place will be determined during the visit to Mambrui Town.
Requirements/Accommodation

AttachmentSize
PROJECT 5 5 ELEVATIONS_I 1.pdf6.02 MB
PROJECT 5 PLAN 2.pdf212.62 KB
PROJECT 5 PLAN 3.pdf5.23 MB
PROJECT 5 PLAN 3_I 1.pdf5.24 MB
PROJECT 5 PLAN_I 1.pdf252.22 KB
PROJECT 5 SECTIONS.pdf3.74 MB

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