Kufra is an upcoming township in the heart of the Sahara desert. With its unique climatic conditions, including a temperature variation that ranges from 50 degrees centigrade to -5 degrees centigrade and no recorded rainfall in the past few decades, Kufra was an extremely challenging site. Within a defined framework of the government masterplan, the scope was to align all the infrastructure, services and facilities together and bring this landscape up as an oasis in the Libyan desert city.
The scope also included architectural and engineering of all the school types; primary, secondary and higher education. The hospitals and hospitality spanned into high-rise blocks, while the theaters and market spaces in the arid condition gave a new dimension to shaded walkways and plazas. Public utilities such as banks, post offices, police stations and municipality were to be detailed with a paradigm shift in socio cultural requirements. Last, but not least, the mosques and wedding halls became the centre of every township at these designed developments.
The design of prototype house layouts, which were be replicated to erect 1650 houses, as well as these different public buildings were a design and engineering task that Archohm undertook and delivered within a tight construction schedule.