Gachiku Kamau

 

Kenyan-born & Windhoek-based architect Gachiku Kamau

has a masters in Architectural Management and Design from IE Business School, Madrid and a B. Arch from Jomo Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. She strives to keep up with latest global trends & innovations, thus   attending many local & international seminars & master classes related to architecture, environmental issues and sustainability. A highlight was the Glenn Murcutt masterclass, where she also worked with acclaimed Australian architects Peter Stutchbury and Richard Leplastrier.

 

‘GREENING HAVANA PRIMARY SCHOOL’: TOWARD A MORE HUMANE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

(co-presented with Emmanuel Murenje)

This presentation looks at the climatic and topographical challenges faced by the proposed Havana Primary School and how the consulting team sought to provide solutions to these challenges, covering principles applied to mitigate these extremes. It will also look at the process proposing the use of alternative technology, namely sandbag construction, the benefits there-of and ultimately the reasons why this ‘green’ solution was rejected by the client, the Department of Works.