ENVIROMENTAL ANALYSIS TRC, WAWERU HANNAH

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
Mambruihas a tropical coastal climate which is hot and humid. It experiences North-East monsoon winds which blow from November to March and South-West monsoon winds which blow from April to October.
The hottest months fall in the February to April range which are during the North-East monsoon while the coldest months fall in the June to August range which are during the South-West monsoon.
Most of the rainfall experienced in Mambruifalls in the months of April, May and June. This accounts for more than half of the total rainfall that occurs in a year.
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Strategies employed to reduce temperature gain:
Buildings should be narrow in plan
This reduces heat build-up in the buildings. Narrow buildings also maximise cross ventilation and make it easy to illuminate all the spaces with natural light during the day.
Orientation
The terminal/information centre should be oriented with the long axis on the East-West direction. This ensures that the East and West facing façades of the building have a less surface area exposed to direct sunlight compared to the North and South facing façades. This reduces heat gain during the day.
Thermal Massing
Use of 500mm up to 750mm thick walls control heat lag and ensure that interior spaces do not become uncomfortable to occupy during the day when temperatures are high.
Open courtyards and outdoor spaces
Use of open to sky areas on the site create wonderful courtyards and outdoor spaces allowing for a more fun and environmentally friendly space.
Use of vegetation
Soft landscaping using grass, shrubs, hedges and trees reduces temperatures and also act as noise barriers.

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