Gwelutshena Resource Center

Initial design proposal for the Gwelutshena Resource Center in the village of Gwelutshena, Nkayi North, Zimbabwe created as a part of DLab: Schools. We worked with Organization of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) to develop a design that used locally sourced materials and addressed issues such as durable seating and desks, daylighting, natural ventilation, and structural integrity. We used daylighting, ventilation, thermal, and structural analysis techniques to quantify the performance of the design.