Lali Gurans Orphanage and Library / Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample
Future – First Stage Shortlisted Projects Lali Gurans Orphanage and Library Kathmandu, Nepal
Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample Year: 2017 Firm: MOS Architects Firm Location: United States Design Team: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Jerico Prater, Jason Bond, Benas Burdulis, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Alexandra Karlsson, Meredith McDaniel, Andy Rauchut, Igsung So, Joel Stewart
Lali Gurans is an autonomous, sustainable, and accessible community center and orphanage for forty children and young adults in Kathmandu, Nepal. The building is organized concentrically for seismic stability. The building integrates local low-energy, low-tech sustainable systems, including a brise-soleil, permaculture roof gardens, bio-gas, solar panels, rainwater collection, natural lighting, passive wastewater treatment, and passive heating and cooling.