National Analytical Public Health Laboratory
Honiara, Solomon Islands

The National Analytical Public Health Laboratory was completed under the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and was part funded by the European Union. The project sought to deliver a community based research facility suitable for the testing of locally caught tuna to ensure health requirements associated with the EU could be met and enable the export of locally caught tune to the European market. The facility also provided a small community clinic for blood testing, in particular for HIV.

The design was based on the locally built bale capturing the buildings distinct roof form to create a contemporary design that embraces the more traditional elements of Solomon’s culture. The building utilises local materials and construction techniques enabling the use of local contractors.