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TRADITIONAL SPLINE SCHOOL

Located in the northeast of the country, more than 1000 km of Niamey, Fachi in the Agadez Region consists of 2,000 inhabitants and doesn’t have any school.

T.S. School is a proposal to contribute to local development with the aim to create educational facility, but multifunctional building such as community places or meeting. 

 

With environmental, social and sustainable approach, the project is inspired by traditional African architecture: the Case of Africa. Free, curved form, allows integration school into desert environment. Local materials such as straw, clay, earth, and wood are mainly used.

School’s thermal comfort is procured by creating the freshness in this environment. Installation of NEEM trees around buildings and plants under these trees generate a local micro climate.

​The NEEM provides shade and retains cool air created by plants under. So, the flow of prevailing winds brings them indoor the structure and generates fresh air. Trees also help to face the wind and very violent sandstorm.

The principle of Musgum Case (northern Cameroon) to create a natural temperature difference with a voluntary exchange of heat between hot air and cold air inside the Structure was applied. 

Wooden bearing structure and light polycarbonate filter help to diffuse natural light, retain rain water and dust particles. Straw envelope above the polycarbonate is used to filter the sunlight; it is solar screen. Clay is principally used.

 

The project will create a space for reflection, sharing and exchange. Children interact with the area whether it’s; studying, running, walking, leaning or sitting, playing… helping to inspire.

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KYM Field Schools 

Hermann Kamte
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Fachi, Niger
2015

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