African Design Magazine November 2016 - Page 20

1 4+ Foundation is thrilled to announce that Selldorf Architects is designing their second project, the Mwabwindo School in Mwabwindo Village, Zambia. The building’s design is inspired by the tall, singular trees on the surrounding savanna that serve as gathering spaces shaded from the sun of the Central African Plateau. A large, corrugated metal roof canopy will cover a village of mud-brick classrooms arranged around courtyards and an internal street. In addition to the school for 175 students, the program includes a building that will provide housing for eight teachers, a community vegetable garden and playing fields. The corrugated metal roof at 6.6m high is designed with an aspirational scale to reflect the promise of the students. A covered assembly space is left open to the local road, marking the entrance and welcoming students. In addition to serving as the school lunch hall, it will be a resource for local civic gatherings. The steel structure and roof will be assembled on site by skilled labour and will be constructed first so that building can continue during the three-month rainy system. inspired by the The Mwabwindo School, designed by Selldorf Architects will serve primary stude one of the biggest impediments to quality education. This is the second school in th organisation committed to increasing education accessibility for rural African com 20 africandesignmagazine.com