120h competition proposal

Providing an opportunity to create spans and protection from the elements, based on the most commonly used building materials around Kilifi, Kenya. A system that is customizable/modular in the way it’s constructed.

Engaging with a new culture, we try not to respond to assumptions of cultural needs and establish precon-ceived rituals through the use of space. We don’t impose but intend to create possibilities, based on a local set of material properties and our knowledge. The structural system aims to be simple, integrate into predominant economic systems and be flexible in the way it can be laid out. What the space will be, its exact floor plan and the way it’s being used should be up to the users and the people who will be in charge of maintenance as well as construction. This allows the sustainable development of the local community in the long term.