110 – Hall on Camel Back
Light metal hall for desert areas
– Interior design
– Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering
– Quantity surveying
– Structural engineering
Following a reflexion on constructive systems exported to North African countries, a scheme for a metal building in kit form was developed, allowing for the construction of various building types such as simple industrial plants, small schools, community clinics or even housing.
It allows for transportation in parts, on a mule or a camel, or possibly in a light van.
Easy to assemble and to dismantle; it requires no water, nor external sources of energy for assembling, nor any tools.
The system is compact for transport and can be reassembled at other locations.
It is to be noted that the system also features foundations, which is not the case for any other known system.
Thermal massing is ensured by plastic water bottles covering the interior sides of the vaults.
- INDUSTRIE, n° 14, May 1985, p.12; (Belgium).
|01-110||HALL ON CAMEL BACK , MOROCCO.|
|Architecture:||P. De Neyer.|
|Structure:||Samyn and Partners|
|Services:||Samyn and Partners|
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