Planning the Dream: The New Blue House Phase one of permanent housing
MSAADA Architect's concept of the new Blue House
Construction on the New Blue House!
The following article was adapted from Beatrice’s Hope Newsletter, Winter 2008 뙔দ> Beatrice imagined it. We’ve all worked hard to support the humble beginnings of her dream that we know as ‘The Blue House.’
We’ve planned, we’ve organized, and we’ve raised money. We now are tremendously excited to be able to share the actual plans for the first phase of a permanent house for ‘our girls.’
Dorm floor plan
It’s very simple. The drawings you see above show a double bungalow for 40 - 44 children, made of hardened mud bricks, with stucco-like plaster finishing the exterior, and covered by a sheet iron roof. An area for play is in front.
The dormitory will have a common area for study and meals, and 11 bedrooms, each with space for four girls, and a private room for the matron who will look after them. Cooking and toilet facilities are outside and behind the dormitory (there is no electricity or water system in Kazo).
There’ve been many meetings and many communications with the people in Uganda who have worked on the plans. Recently, we found additional architectural help right here in Minnesota, MSAADA Architects (see next article below).
The project team (James Garubanda, John Ocama, Sam Tindiwensi, and Carol and Jerry Roeller) received a final set of drawings from Jack Twerebere (our architect in Uganda) and after many hours reviewing them, asked MSAADA Architects to draw the 3D rendering that you see above.
We have much more to share than can fit here – full color site plans, floor plans, land survey and the blueprints. We’ve started to plan a Kickoff Gala to show off all the plans while having some fun. Watch this website for details.