by Afnan Merza

Our final year project is a year long project where the first semester was focused on climatic analysis of the macro and micro climate of the site. We spent time gathering research for different climatic regions, later focusing on our specific site; Maroua, Cameroon. We ended up with so much research, from climatic to economic, social and cultural analysis. We analysed the vernacular architecture of the region. This research helped us determine the type of program and climatic strategy that the people of Maroua may need. We established the social and environmental needs of our users around the site and started to develop our proposals throughout the second semester. After developing the program, spacial organisation, materiality and architectural component, we were able to finalise our projects and produce a finalised 3D model, orthographic drawings, collages and renders of the building and program.