The Burundi Heart Centre: From concept to design

Julia Backhaus, Lisa Yacoub, Angelique Kembaris, Gavin Wright, Magdi H Yacoub

Abstract


Burundi is one of the world's poorest nations, which is also reflected in its relative lack of cardiac facilities, particularly those catering to young children and adults. The authors discuss current efforts to build “The Burundi Heart Centre” to help address this challenge. In particular, they highlight how the project can act as a case study for a sustainable architecture that involves local people and uses locally available materials in a contemporary and innovative way.

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