· BRIEF ·
· introduction ·
Archstorming’s new competition takes us to Senegal (Africa), a country with regions where only 50% of school-age children have access to education and where classrooms are often crammed with up to 80 students per class due to the limited number of structures.
In this project we will be collaborating with the NGO Let's Build My School (LBMS), a UK registered charity which was founded in 2016 to build schools in developing countries with a particular focus on remote areas which lack educational facilities.
Beyond delivering structures built using locally sourced, sustainable, recycled materials, LBMS researches and applies construction techniques which do not require any prior technical skills in construction so that the local community may be able to replicate the process and help to further develop their village long after LBMS has left. Applying those principles will be the challenge for our next competition, where the winning proposal will be built.
· challenge ·
Archstorming is calling for proposals to design an elementary school in Marsassoum, Senegal.
The school is currently constructed of bamboo walls and zinc roofs and it is in very bad conditions. The classrooms rarely survive the rainy season and that results in the cancellation of classes and students failing their academic year.
In this competition we will research innovative and low-cost construction techniques in order to replace this temporary school with built structures. One of the most important aspects of this competition is to inspire people so they can build their own houses using the same technique once the construction of the school has finished.
The new school will need 7 classrooms, a library, two offices, and latrines. In addition, each contestant can optionally include a canteen, an orchard and a small corral in the facility. See more detailed information in the briefing of the competition.
Cristina Iordache, Ana Dinca
Thiago de Paula Nardelli, Natalia Fernanda Vieira Zoilo, Ana Luiza Devito Cuenca, Marcela Ferro Agulhão
CAMPINAS, SP, BRAZIL
WALLINGFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
Guillermo Biondo, Javier Cabello, Sebastian Murillo
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE
David Villegas, Paula Castel, Nicole Stephanie Cardona Barbosa
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO + BARCELONA, SPAIN + CALI, COLOMBIA
Ludovica Cassina, Cristian Rancati, Antonio Paoletti
ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Thomas Grannells, Johnny Sprunt
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Sean Anderson, Tobias Jimenez, Zaky Ramadhan, Akkarawin Valinluck
SEATTLE, WA, USA
Jules Burguet, Julien Sarale, Remi Merchat, Jonathan Tholoniat
· JURY ·
Let's Buld My School
Let's Buld My School
London (United Kingdom)
MTD | Marc Thorpe Design
New York (USA)
MASS Design Group
Check out the InsideOut school, in Abetenim, Ghana. It has won several international awards and was built in 60 days with just 12.000 euro, together with local population and volunteers from 20 different countries.
Francesca Vittorini and Andrea Tabocchini