SUDAN / ITALY | TAMASSOCIATI: SALAM MEDICAL COMPOUND KHARTOUM
‘Now and Then, How Sustainable was my Sustainability?’
Discarded containers on the site led to the decision to re-use them while building the housing compound of this hospital. Peculiar care was dedicated to insulation and energy saving, and to see that the sunrays never hitting the containers.
The research will be part of TOTAL CHANGE—NIEUWE GLOBAL GESTALTUNG #001
In 2012 the compound was selected as one of 100 projects that were highlighted in Form Follows Foco, a groundbreaking exhibition and publication in which Max Borka and Mapping The Design World gave a worldwide overview of what was happening in the field of Social Design. Five years later, Borka and Mapping went on the search for what happened to these 100 projects. A Work in Progress of which the exhibition Now and Then, How Sustainable was my Sustainability? shows the first results at the state of DESIGN, BERLIN 2017 festival.
This is what Raul Pantaleo of Tamassociati recently replied to the question how the project was doing:
this week we celebrate 10 years since the opening of the Salam Centre. I attach some numbers of this realized utopia. This is proof that it is possible even in Africa (to) realize projects of excellence in serving the poor.
From April 2007 to December 2016:
Patients triaged 65.221
Cardiological examinations 57.276
Number of hospital admissions 9.841
Number of patients ADMITTED 7,787
Number of surgical operations 6,821
Cath Lab procedures 1,323