Alterations and Additions to the existing Bethanie Health Centre
Including new and refurbished staff housing and refurbishment of the existing mortuary.
Due to the vast distances between settlements in the Karas region, the Ministry of Health and Social Services required the existing health care facilities in Bethanie to be upgraded to cater for the needs of the wider rural community, some of whom travel overnight by donkey cart to be helped.
The existing site consisted of a small clinic building, staff flats and a mortuary. Careful consideration was given to the established trees on the site, including a large camelthorn tree – which caused several changes in the design to accommodate it – as well as a number of palm trees, which were integrated into the design and layout of the buildings from the outset.