Rethinking the Tampouy neighbourhood, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Eline Sleiman
Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts - University of Balamand
Name(s) of instructor(s): 
Jihad Kiame
Brief About The Project: 

The city of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), due to uncontrolled urban sprawl, faces many problems. The redevelopment of the bus station, the market, and the municipality (in response to the direct needs of inhabitants), is part of the process to transform the Tampouy district into a secondary center. The bus station - designed as a light structure – and the water tower of the municipality ensure the water autonomy of all infrastructures. The use of local materials and techniques in the construction of the market aims, in addition to the enhancement of the heritage, to reduce construction costs and improve thermal comfort.

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