Slaughter House
Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso

The Ouahigouya Slaughterhouse responds to a number of different challenges - to make use of local labour and materials, to adapt to local conditions, both climatic and cultural, while meeting sanitation standards and respecting religious traditions. The result is a series of buildings constructed entirely of laterite brick-stones quarried locally and built with local technologies and manpower. They are, consequently, easy to maintain and provide substantial cost savings. The compound consists of a principal slaughterhouse (cows, sheep, goats) a secondary slaughterhouse (pigs) and administrative and technical buildings constructed almost entirely of laterite brick-stones. Reinforced concrete is used sparingly, in beams that preserve the large spans to accommodate the rails and associated functions of the slaughterhouse.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.

Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso
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