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School Extension, Gando, Burkina Faso

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Three years after its opening, more than 280 pupils from Gando and its surrounding villages attend the Primary School. This meant that an extension was required.
The design is based on the same climatic principles as the original school, but it takes a different form. In the School Extension the ceiling is a vault made of CSEBs (compressed stabilized earth blocks). The extension will be completed by a public library which will form a joint between the two school buildings.

 

 

completion year: 2008
gross floor area: 318m²
client: village community Gando