Institutional

Dominicans Fathers Karen

Housing for the Dominican Friars Catholic order of priests.

Design challenge include the separation of public and private spaces and the re-interpretation of the traditional cloistered approach plus the creation of an agreeable hierarchy between the newly ordained priests and the seniors.

The project lies on a flat, black-cotton drainage area and the disposal of sewage was accomplished using a constructed wetlands system. It is currently operational and functioning well.


Details

client:
Dominican Franciscan Friars

site:
Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
year of completion:
2008