Hans Haenlein Architects School Education Design


New Malden Baptist Church

St Matthew's Church and Parsonage

St. Faith's Church

Tribal Tree
The Avenues Youth Project

Tithandizane, Primary Health Care Centre, Mortuary

Recycling Station

Simmeringer Markt

Banaz Civic Centre and Council Offices
Hotel Cardoso, Maputo
05 Restaurant
Amsterdam City Hall
Berkshire County Council
County Antrim County Council
Axiom Gallery
Opera de la Bastille
Burrell Collection
Edinburgh Festival Hall
Hillside Park
Radio Nigeria

Tithandizane, Primary Health Care Centre,
Mortuary, Chipata, Zambia

The aim of Tithandizane is to try to alleviate the problems of HIV/AIDS in Kamulaza and the surrounding community of 72 villages in the rural eastern province of Zambia. Hans Haenlein Architects were asked to advise on the design of a mortuary in September 2005 by Rev. Linda Dhammika.

The most effective method to cool a building is to keep the heat from building up in the first place. The primary source of heat gain is sunlight absorbed by a building through the roof, walls and windows. Light coloured exterior surfaces (roof and walls) effectivly reflect most of the heat. Roughly 40% of the unwanted heat that builds up in buildings comes in through windows therefore the area of any openings is to be reduced to a minimum. Natural ventilation can reduce indoor temperatures and help remove heat.

Our design envisages a building below ground level with solid walls to keep the temperature inside the mortuary as low as possible.

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