Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Megan Basnak
ARC605 | Fall 2012

Located just outside the city center on a site that consists of two acres, the orphanage was originally designed to house seventy or more children. Due to financial limitations of the sponsoring organization, the orphanage housed only a small fraction of that number, even at the height of its operation. In the design proposal, small programmatic changes are made to accommodate this fact and the additional space that is gained is designated to serve educational purposes.