Blood Transfusion Centers
Project Title
Blood Transfusion Centers
This project involved the design of a series of blood transfusion centers for the Government of the Ivory Coast. The design incorporated a common architectural vocabulary so that each center was an identifiable part of a network of centers throughout the country. The outward appearance had a repetitive crystal-like geometry with steeply sloping roofs covered with gold-coloured straw, with large cantilevers and continuous verandas. For the Yamoussoukro prototype, the center facilities were organized around a central court which contained a large pool, surrounded by a cantilevered, column-free arcade.

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Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire

between 1977 and 1978
Completion Date
Client: Ministry of Public Health and Population, Government of the Republic of the Ivory Coast

Project Type
Safdie Architects
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