Kigali Roofscapes is a proposed dental center embedded into the landscape of Rwanda with the aim of providing a world-class dental clinic in the Kacyiru district of Kigali. Abraham Fung, Andrew Le of SODO-SOPA and Dan Layden of FOLD Studio have collaborated to design the HOPE Dental Center, a proposal which intends to establish a safe community within a building that is integrated into nature and the surrounding Rwandan landscape.
The design introduces a series of three buildings that house dental offices and laboratories, a residence for missionaries and storage facility. These programs have been carefully dispersed across the site, although planned as three separate buildings the proposal is connected by large pathways, outdoor seating decks and areas of landscaping.
The architectural expression is defined by the three roof planes, flowing along the landscape and are designed to pay homage to the Rwandan topography and ‘land of a thousand hills’. Peeling the surface of these three roofscapes reveals embedded bodies of space, each housing a unique function and vantage point. In addition to forming a building that is sympathetic to its surroundings, Kigali Roofscapes aims to create a destination to service, gather and learn, while being a welcoming and accessible place for residents and visitors.