School in Ghana
Be part of this incredible experience.
We are looking for donations and volunteers to fund and help the construction of a school in Abetenim, Ghana.
The challenge is to design a unit of a school for students of ages 12 to 18 years that can be built with earth and other local materials in rural Ghana. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $8,000 (USD) for materials; local labor excluded from this price point.
The idea that drove this competition was to create a new typology of school based on local materials
and construction techniques to achieve a flexible configuration of classrooms with a uses a conscious approach to sustainable design. The project is designed along west/east axis to minimize sun exposure at the north/south walls.
The building is composed by a double layer of bamboo and rammed walls. The external walls made of bamboo and timber will block direct sun radiation over the internal walls made of adobe while allow cross ventilation. Rotating the classroom creates between both layers, spaces for interact between students. The colors used outside of the classrooms are a reference to the colors used in typical Ghana culture dressing.
Workshop schedule goes from September 1st, 2017 to November 30th 2017 (12weeks)
Estimated school construction cost 9000 euros (4 classrooms)
Estimated cost for food and accomodation per volunteer 125usd per week
We require between 30 and 40 volunteers
Help us build this school through donations and by sharing with your family and friends.
For more information regarding the construction, volunteering and workshop info contact our Facebook page “Alberto Figueroa Arquitectura”
We reached the 500 euros! We are closer to our goal. Share with family and friends cause every donation, regardless the amount, is a huge contribution.
Greetings! This is Priyanka, an architect from India. My team's design has been selected as one of the best designs in the 5th International Earth architecture competition. We are also interested in building our design in Senegal. As we don't have enough knowledge on how the process of the workshop is and how the continent is, it will really helpful if you can share your experience and knowledge on the same. We looked through the photos of your built project and it looks amazing! Kudos to that! ☺️