Culture for Africa: Makerere Institute New Library

The renovation project of the MISR (Makerere Institute of Social Research) has its purpose the general reorganization of the main entrance to allow increased visibility and functionality to internal
movements. In addition, the project includes the expansion of the library, a recreation area and two seminar rooms.
The project is, therefore, thought in two different steps:
> library extension
> a stand-alone structure as new entrance

Library extension
The library extension is positioned on the first floor in continuity with the existing structure with direct access from the current reading rooms. The expansion includes new reading spaces, and shelves for storage books. On the ground floor, below the library, it is expected an outdoor space dedicated after-hours study plan for the students

Stand-alone structure
The project includes a new entrance building to the MISR to be placed in the garden. Is to be expected also the reorganization of all the access paths to the MISR. The stand-alone structure will house a recreation area and two seminar rooms.

  • Place: Kampala, Uganda
    Client: MISR Makerere Institute of Social Research
    Status: under construction
    Design: TAMassociati (lead architect)
    Consultants: Studio FH Architects (local architects); MBW Consulting (structural engineers-design); Aquila Gallery (structural engineers-site supervision; BES Consult (services engineers); Dudley Kasibante and Partners (quantity surveyors and project managers)
    Photo: Will Boase