April 2014 marks the official beginning of construction for a bakery, that Jan Henrik Hansen Architects has designed for the non-profit organisation Aide Gandiole (www.aidegandiole.net). The project provides a better infrastructure for an ambitious baker, who meanwhile delivers his bread to the whole region.
The building encompasses the bakery as well as the personal living space of the baker. Within the walls around the property, which is a typical element for african buildings in this region, two zones – private and open to the public – with respective outdoor courts create space for the diverse activitis of the baker. A specifically formed stone, produced in place with the existing materials defines a layer that mediates and separates between them in an appropriate way. The design was developed in collaboration with the baker.