- Kéré Architecture Area: Koudougou, Burkina Faso
- Customer: Stern Stewart Institute & & Friends
- Location: 1660.0 m2
- Task Year: 2016
- Pictures: Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan Text description offered by the designers. Located in the third most inhabited city in Burkina Faso, the Lycée Schorge Secondary School will not just set a brand-new standard for instructional quality in the region, it will likewise supply a source of inspiration by showcasing locally-sourced building products in an ingenious and modern-day way.
The style for the school consists of 9 modules which accommodate a series of classrooms and administration spaces. One of these modules also houses a dental clinic which will offer a new source of oral take care of the trainees.
The walls of these modules are made from locally-harvested laterite stone, which, when very first drawn out from the earth, can be quickly cut and shaped into bricks. When the stone is left exposed to the atmosphere above ground, it starts to solidify. The material functions actually well as a wall system for the classrooms because of its thermal mass abilities. This, in combination with the unique wind-catching towers and overhanging roofings, lowers the temperature of the interior spaces exponentially.Exploded Axonometric Another
to naturally aerate and brighten the interiors is a massive undulating ceiling. The wave-like pattern of plaster and concrete parts are somewhat balanced out from each other, permitting the interior area to breathe and expel hot stagnant air. The off-white color of the ceiling serves to diffuse and spread around indirect daylight, offering adequate lighting throughout the day while keeping the interior learning area secured from direct solar heat gain. © Iwan Baan Layout © Iwan Baan Covering around these class like a transparent
, the economy of the building is extended by lowering waste including additional value to the cost of building and construction. © Iwan Baan Producing a sort of self-governing’village’ condition, the radial layout of classroom modules twist around a main public courtyard. This configuration not just creates personal privacy from the main public domain, it likewise shelters and protects the inner yard from wind anddust. An ampitheater-like condition at the center of the yard will accommodate casual gatherings along with formal assemblies and events for the school and community as a whole. © Iwan Baan Overall, among the most important goals of the design is to serve as a catalyst for inspiration for the trainees, teaching staff, and surrounding neighborhood members. The architecture not only functions as a marker in the landscape, it is likewise a testament to how regional products, in mix with imagination
, can be changed into something considerable with extensive long lasting impacts.