200 beds Hospital in Menongue and 25 doctor housing units.
The extensions to the Provincial Hospital in Menongue, Angola, conform to a model typology which is flexible and functional. The new construction, of only one floor, is positioned around a courtyard belonging to the existing building. The external limits of the compound are, therefore, defined precisely and the relationship between the exterior and interior of the courtyard area is blurred, providing private open air space for the patient.
The compound is set out as a series of courtyards and passages in the form of a perforated panel. Lightweight prefabricated construction systems and a ‘meccano’ style metallic modular structure make construction and economic control possible in an environment of scarce resources and industry for the establishment of this sort of infrastructure.