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Gberkethe - Out in the open

3APP - 1059
CEU San Pablo / es Spain
1 members
carlota  manzano

Project type:
Edificios Públicos

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 52% of the population living below the poverty line and one of the highest percentage of slums in Africa. After studying the development of African cities, I came across this dramatic reality and wondered: How can architects make a difference in a country with a life expectancy under 45 years old, the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, and an infant mortality rate close to 20%? I strongly believe that architects are not mere creators and our work makes us responsible for improving the world where we live. In this context, I could not help envisioning architecture as a tool to fight poverty, For this reason, I decided to focus on public programs: the access to clean water and sanitation. That is why the project is named "Gberkethe", a local word which means "out in the open".

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