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NewsNews • 1 Jul 2021

Kéré Architecture completes Kenyan startup campus fitted with ventilation chimneys

Inspired by termite mounds in the region, Kéré Architecture fitted the Startup Lions Campus with striking cooling chimneys. The ventilation towers create a stack effect to naturally cool the building by extracting wam air upwards. Fresh air is introduced through specially designed low openings. This low-tech system deals cleverly with the hot Kenyan climate and prevents dust from damaging the computers. The natural ventilation system -  © Kere Architecture The campus, located on the banks of Lake Turkana, is a response to the severe youth unemployment in the region. By offering high-level training and access to job opportunities, the startup campus offers young entrepreneurs a place to thrive without having to... More