E-Kati

African Off-Grid Design

E-Kati is an electrified centre for the African community.

It offers different areas such as a market area with benches that can be used as lockers, a shop area with the rentable E-Kati sheds, the working area with our electrified posts and as the centre of the space the solar panels from Rafiki Power. Each space can be used in several ways and is open to the creativity of the locals. The market area can be easily transformed into a cinema for entertainment as well as education.

The modularity of the triangle roof makes it possible to adapt the space to the local needs and follows our principle, start small grow infinite. Depending on the demand and necessity the mobile structure can be established and removed quite easily. Not only do we want to achieve a growing demand of electricity, but we also want to create a whole new language of electricity in third world countries and make Eon a pioneer and symbol in this development.

These are the four modules of our concept, all designed for their modularity. The eKati point provides an easy access to electricity. The benches can be used as lockers and working station. The shop is easy to install and make the users life when it comes to start a business. The roof creates a complete public space, recognizable by anyone.

This project was made in collaboration with Eon Electricity and my team Martin Salliers, Daantje de Klein and Julia Thomann.


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