Tanzania has a rich history of beekeeping, and New York based Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects are tapping into this for their new design in Dodoma, Tanzania. The Mizengo Pinda Asali & Nyuki Sanctuary is going to serve as a central “hub” for not only honey extraction, processing and sales but also for education and as a bustling public amenity. ArchDaily describes the project as:
“Combining a traditional practice with contemporary wildlife and land conservation guidelines, the center aims to encourage local industries without compromising cultural values. ‘Our shared vision is that the design of this building will bring a sense of dignity to the enterprise – a place where modern equipment and techniques blend with traditional methods,’ said Mark Gardner, principal of Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects.
The sanctuary is slated to be constructed in three phases. The first phase is focused on creating spaces for education, harvesting and a market. Using all local labour and materials, the design of the sanctuary draws on several passive energy techniques for ventilation and air circulation.
Click here to read the full profile on the Mizengo Pinda Asali & Nyuki Sanctuary on ArchDaily.