SWAHILI MUSEUM IN MALINDI - SITE ANALYSIS

ACCESSIBILITY

The site is accessed by road. main vehicular access is from the
mombasa-lamu road.
prdestrian access is via walkways and traditional dirt paths.
RESPONSE
Provide visitor awareness and directions to the development.
few parking spaces will be provided in the site for visitors, management
and service.
main mode of access would be to sensitize pedestrian movement since
the site is located in the heart of malindi.
all access routes will be retained and revitilised to make them user
friendly.

URBAN FABRIC

some parts in the old town have a historic urban area that has buildings that respected the street with the building
street heights maintaining a certain homogeneous DNA creating a soft rather flat skyline hence buldings
morphed into each other to create a harmonious street scape rich in facade articulation.other buildings are
autonomous of each other with different heights creating an irregular skyline and street scape.
RESPONSE
Due to its location in the old town where developments are mostly single or double storey, the development is
envisioned to take a low density profile to relate with the surrounding.The development is also envisoned to
adopt swahili architectural elements within the blocks while still
maintaining modern aspects of architectural design.

INFRASTRUCTURE

The site is serviced with KPLC electric lines that run along
the tarmac road throught the CBD and transformers
strategically placed to handle power loads.
RESPONSE
Provide alternative sustainable energy source, tap into wave
energy and solar poer to sustain half of theenergy loads within
the development.
-Use energy saving light fixtures in all spaces both in the
interior and landscaping.
-Reduce energy loads within the development through passive
design strategies

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