Triad Architects in collaboration with Perkins and Will Architects were contracted by the Jordan Foundation, an International Donor, to undertake the design of the Kenya Women and Children Wellness Centre, to be located on the Northern bypass, Ruaraka. The First Phase of the project will consist of a Gender Violence and Recovery Centre, Accommodation Blocks and an Education Institution. The Second Phase will consist of a 200-bed capacity fully operational modern hospital. The design responds to the key site challenges with all the blocks on a North-South orientation to reduce direct solar heat gain and the linear blocks layout along the slope contours with bridges linking all the blocks being a response to the slope of the site. The blocks are interspersed by well-designed open break out spaces; a healing by design intervention. The construction of the First Phase is planned to commence in the last quarter of 2012.
Client: The J.Jordan Foundation
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Gross Area:40406.8 sq.meters
Completion : 2016
Project Partner: Tim Vaulkhard
Project Architect: Cecilia W Ngila