The IME Yépi Kaz project aimed to respond to the crucial lack of this type of equipment in the Antilles-Guyana area and to allow children to stay in Guyana with their families.
The association wanted a very functional building, but also territorially rooted.
The project design was done with a bioclimatic approach and energy efficiency based on the Amazonian Environmental Quality approach (QEA).
In agreement with users, conditioned spaces have been limited to the maximum and Guyanese climate elements were utilized to create different atmospheres for sensory stimulate of the children.
The architecture of the project significantly resources local material with low embodied energy expressed by its rich and dynamic volumes as well as through its atmosphere the role of the establishment: the awakening and stimulation (...)