koch agricultural campus

integratedDESIGNgroup, in collaboration with Watoto and Engineering Ministries International, are engaged in the development of the Koch Agricultural & Technical College in Gulu, Uganda.

The “village based” model of Watoto’s child care is explored in new ways and expressed as a developing typology.  Key principals of the approach :

a functional hierarchy from the individual to the communal, development of building methods based on available technology, material supply and maintenance

an exploration of building form and systems that combines the best of “local African” and “western” erudition;

a study of familiar building forms and “language”, to serve both perception and performance, thus establishing a “kit of parts” allocated within the hierarchy of purpose and a context sensitivity to both culture and climate.