Future – First Stage Shortlisted Projects
Lali Gurans Orphanage and Library
Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample
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.