BuildX Studio was contracted as the structural and civil engineer as well as the main contractor for the new ICT Education Centre in Turkana. The ICT Centre will support local entrepreneurship and youth through ICT skills training. The facility comprises an administration block, co-working spaces, open cafeteria, open roof terrace facilities and a small kitchen.
Located in a very remote area of Turkana, 2 hours away from the nearest hardware store and having to cross rivers to get to the site, the use of local materials and transfer of knowledge to the locals was of paramount importance during the construction process.
The exterior façade blends into the Turkana landscape, with the use of passive design techniques such as wind towers, louvred windows and shaded terrace spaces providing comfortable study areas and great views towards Lake Turkana.