UN Millenium Development Goals

The psychiatric district “Telema” in Kinshasa was conceived as a hospital with the aim to assist the patients affected by mental problems and to give informative support to the families. The project of reconstruction and enlargement of “Telema” emerged from the necessity to adapt the structure to the changed requirements: from local it hasbecome a reference point at national level with users from many regions. The project objective is to receive and put into practice suitable technical solutions and technologies and the dynamics related to the management and development of the hospital, respecting traditional construction and cooperating with the technical skills of local enterprises. Considering this, the results have been: reorganization of the psychiatric district and related services, in particular flexibility and sustainability of the operation; solution of the energy emergency (continuity in electric energy supply) and hygienic sanitary (treatment and disposing the refuses); excellent social environmental impact of the project choices.

Project Date: 2005 to 2006




Congo (Kinshasa)

ASF International Member Organization: 

Architetti Senza Frontiere Italia Onlus



Activity Type: 

Architectural Project