Challenge Entrance ID: 1156
Center to Sustain-Ability;
Nourishing Mind, Body, and Soul of Nepal.
The site will have local flora and fauna to create an inviting aesthetic, with medicinal plants and information available for public knowledge. Bamboo will provide natural viewing screens and facilitate on-site repair of the buildings. The main areas of the center are built as modules, constructed of bamboo, recycled or reclaimed materials, and local products. Each module can be simply built by locals, easily pre-fabricated, easily moved, and easily added on to. Each module rests on foundations built from concrete and reclaimed metal drums. The main structure is bamboo, along with the floor, walls, and rafters. The rear of the module has operable doors to act as wind scoops. Portable light fabric is used for the roof for a non-electric lighting option.
The core of the center is more secure since it houses the administration, equipment, data storage, medicine storage, the clean laundry, and the server. It is built out of a gabion rock system with bamboo rafters and the portable light material. Solar panels are installed on the roof. The rock material provides natural cooling.
The gathering space is an open fabric structure meant to take advantage of the natural breezes and sunlight. The open design allows for any size group and utilizes natural slopes for seating.