New lecture room block at the Alioune Diop University

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
ArtistJavier Pérez Uribarri, Federico Pardos

In Senegal, shade and water are everything. This project, aims to respond to this context as a perfect machine, beautiful in its efficiency and without an engine. We developed the project from its cross-section, providing the building with a large double roof and a great lattice on the south façade, an L-shaped shield laying on its back, which avoids direct solar radiation but is permeable to air. This shield creates a Venturi effect generating a constant air flow between the building envelope and the lecture rooms, reducing the interior temperature by 10-15 ºC degrees. Photo: Francesco Pinto