The Ouahigouya Slaughterhouse responds to a number of different challenges - to make use of local labour and materials, to adapt to local conditions, both climatic and cultural, while meeting sanitation standards and respecting religious traditions. The result is a series of buildings constructed entirely of laterite brick-stones quarried locally and built with local technologies and manpower. They are, consequently, easy to maintain and provide substantial cost savings. The compound consists of a principal slaughterhouse (cows, sheep, goats) a secondary slaughterhouse (pigs) and administrative and technical buildings constructed almost entirely of laterite brick-stones. Reinforced concrete is used sparingly, in beams that preserve the large spans to accommodate the rails and associated functions of the slaughterhouse.