SUBMITTED DESIGN ENTRIES May 29, 2016 15:37:07 GMT -6
Post by delphine on May 29, 2016 15:37:07 GMT -6
"In the Ashanti culture, Tuesday is a lucky day. A child born that day will be named Kobéna and will be in luck"
Design Team : Delphine COURROYE - Delphine DION - Marcel MALHÈRE - Aurélien MÉCHAIN / Collectif IN SPIRO (France)
The KOBENA project focuses on building class unity because it is the first essential element in the development of the campus. The study of Ghana's Ashanti civilization through its traditions, knowledge and materials has identified several distinct main ideas to which the project should take direction:
• The project integrates and revisits local materials. Rammed earth, adobe and thatch are suitable for the local climatic conditions by reusing traditional methods. Structural possibilities using bamboo will allow the project to be included in a government initiative that targets sustainable development via the use of planted and cultivated materials.
• This project follows a gradual constructive process with long term objectives that can develop in parallel with funding. From the first stage of construction, the school will operate independently, offering two study areas on two levels as well as a covered area. Topped with a common roof, half of it will serve as a shelter before becoming a new class unit at the next step.
• Foundations are topped with rammed earth walls and adobe. Internal Bamboo spandrel extends to the roofing framework built from the same material. The roof is thatched and continues outwards so as to create a playground that will protect from the sun and bad weather. The costs of a unit include a class and the roof of the next class.
• The traditional gabled roof is also to double the floor space by creating an additional level. This extra space creates a different atmosphere and offers other possibilities (individual or group studies...). Its lighter and wider angle allows the general circulation.
Total unit school: 4525$
Additional roof & structure for future imbrication: 2640$