introduction Edit

The Kariakoo market is the commercial centre of Dar es Salaam. It forms the core of the Kariakoo area in the city and one can practically buy everything there.

The structure resembles a set of trees, which provide shade for the market. the roof is realised as a set of funnels, collecting rainwater in underground tanks. A ingenious logistic scheme was developed for distribution and delivery of goods. The building since it realisation functioned as a magnet, attracting much more trade than the market is providing space for, so trade is overflowing the vicinity since.

This project was studied by students from ARDHI University (Dar es Salaam), KU Leuven, Eindhoven and Delft Universities during the workshop 'Modern Architecture in Tanzania around Independence', which took place in July 2005 in Dar es Salaam.



image gallery Add


technical drawings Add


cultural and social context Add


materials and building techniques Add


earth and climate Add


external links Add


comments
Attachment:
linkimagemovie

.
Project details
Project name: Kariakoo Market
Description: Market building in the Kariakoo area
Category: public & culture
Design: Beda Amuli
Consultants: GMP consultants
Building status: in use
Construction period: 1972 - 1974
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Coordinates: 6°49'10.9'' S, 39°16'29.7'' E
Tags: big ideas, education, urban
Project ID: 115
Published: 16 September 2011
Last updated: 9 July 2012
PROJECT TEXT LICENSE
(images have individual licenses)
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
RELATED PROJECTS (65):
prev
next
  • homeproject1
    New Gourna Village
    Pioneering project in sustainable human settlem…
    Design: Hassan Fathy
    Location: Luxor, Egypt
  • homeproject2
    A NEW COMMUNITY IN THE OPEN CITY
    Open-ended, community-participation planning pr…
    Design: raumlaborKorea/ raumlaborBerlin
    Location: Anyang, South Korea
  • homeproject3
    Union Tank Car Dome
    The largest clear span structure of it's time.
    Design: T.C. Howard (Synergetics, Inc); Abe F…
    Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.