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KYM FIELD SCHOOLS – for tropical savanna climate of Africa – architectural concept project competition.

Details

year // 2013

role // Product Designer

client // Arkigrafo

duration // 10 months

Categories

Architecture / Exhibit Design

Tools

Rhinoceros 3D / Cinema4D / vRay / AutoCad / Photoshop / Illustrator / Animate CC / After Effect / Premiere Pro

/Saamskool

/Saamskool – overview

Brief

SUBJECT AND PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION

The Competition aims to support the development of original, innovative, environmentalist and economical school architecture designs and the implementation of innovative ideas for the Field Schools planned to be built in various countries. Because these schools aimed to be sustainable, it is unacceptable to design them without thinking about the climate area. Therefore, one of the common climate zones of Africa is selected and the competition is planned for the areas where this climate zone is effective. Besides, new competitions are being planned to be held in the future for other climate zones of Africa.

Concept

The basic shape of the school is based on a CROSS, universally considered as a strong marking sign.

We want to mark this place of union and growth, the school expresses the “WE ARE HERE”.

The big roof is made to cover the whole structure, inside and outside, and to make feel protected people under it.

Under the big cross-shaped roof, there are two volumes, one of 80mq and one of 30mq, create by dividing a square of 110mq. The materials chosen are two: bamboo, for the whole structure, the roof, the doors, the furniture, and clay, for flooring, both of these materials are natural and local even considering building techniques. Thanks to these materials the school construction is sustainable for nature and it is easy and economical to build.

/ Saamskool – structure

Solution

/Playground – the NET/

In the 300 sqm external space there are two big areas made out of a NET of rope that create a different way of living this place, it can be used to play or relax during free time. Thanks to these net people can sit on a comfortable and clean place.

/ Playground – NET

/ Flexible classrooms and ventilation/

African’s class are composed of people of different ages, but if they just have an instruction it could be possible to divide them into different levels. To make a flexible studying space the classrooms’ structure is fully modifiable. Thanks to an easy system of doors the classrooms can be opened or closed, united or divided. In this way, it is possible to have one or two classrooms and the interior space can be lived joined to the exterior one.

This openable walls, with 40 cm of space above, helps ventilation as well.

/ Flexible classrooms and ventilation

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