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Old June 24th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Educational Building In Mozambique



Project team professors: Andrè Fontes, Sixten Rahlff
Location: Chimundo, Mozambique
Project team students: Gøran Johansen, Stine Bjar, Silje Klepsvik, Larisa Sarajlija , Olafia Zoëga, Birgitte Haug, Tord Knapstad, Kristian Endresen, Anette M. Basso, Mathias Wijnen, Dan Paul Stavaru, Naeem Searle, Siri Nicholaisen, Maria Flores Adamsen, Monica Xiao, Irmelin Rose Fisch Wågen, Tale Marie Haaheim, Ina Bakka Sem-Olsen, Eirik Solheim Aakhus
Project team organizer: Bror Hansen
Client: Sister Catarina
Budget: 45000 NOK (8500 $)
Project year: 2009
Sponsors: Bergen School of Architecture, Norway
Photographs: Ina Bakka Sem-Olsen, Tord Knapstad, Stine Bjar, Olafia Zoëga, Sixten Rahlff, Bror Hansen



Being an architect in a foreign culture

As one of the master-courses offered at Bergen School of Architecture, ‘Being an architect in a foreign culture’ emphasizes social and local awareness in the architectural approach. The student is to investigate and analyze the surrounding impressions and settings, and the role of the architect becomes a topic of discussion. This autumn of 2009, 19 architect students set out on a journey to Mozambique with no initial intention to build anything.



Chimundo

It was an emotionally strong encounter when we arrived at Sister Catarina’s daycare centre for disadvantaged children in the small rural village of Chimundo. With the help of the non-governmental organization Aid Global, Catarina also runs a trainee centre for teaching adults, which helps her cover expenses on the daycare centre. However, the lease was running out, and threatened the existence of the daycare centre.

After two weeks of registrations and understanding the logic of the place, we commonly agreed to build a school-building at Catarina’s plot for multi-purpose use as trainee centre in the afternoon and as an extended space for the children during day-time. With only 12 days to go we had to start straight away.







The building

With a simple structural body, the building consists of a closed room for computer-learning, and an open room for English teaching. Solid walls and the opportunity to close off completely make the computer-room safe in terms of burglary. The open room connects with the outside, is spatial with a tall ceiling and transparent walls embracing the light.



A framework of reinforced concrete makes a permanent bearing structure in the closed room. The framing allows for cheaper more temporary materials as in-fillings. We experimented with sandbags in the east and north facade, where they functions as thermal mass in the winter, while an extension of the roof prevents sun exposure during summer. The shaded south facade has a glass-bottle wall for letting in light and keeping dust out. Bottles give an aesthetic quality, and make a good alternative to expensive windows.



The roof collects rainwater into a cistern and is made with corrugated iron sheets that sit on low-cost, self-made trusses. The trusses give a natural ventilation gap for cooling, and an inner-roof of cheap locally bought straw-mats filter hot air out.

Light straw-doors in the open room give a flexible use of space. The room can open up completely towards the inner school-courtyard to the south, and a small mango tree to the north. The two rooms are divided internally with a large sliding door so that they can be used both separated and as one.



We wanted to stay within a reasonable economic framework and tried to use as much local materials as possible, combining vernacular methods with new interpretations. The whole construction is done in a demonstrational manner so that it is easily understood and can be carried out by the people of Chimundo. As a result, the building is in itself educational.





















http://www.archdaily.com/144527/educ...sixten-rahlff/
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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Não tenho palavras... Mas que thread mais desagradável este que o senhor criou hein...não tinha coisa melhor p fazer? Qual é o propósito deste thread afinal? Mostrar que a pobreza aínda arde em Moç.? Acho que disso todo mundo já sabe, talvez se tivesses postado fotos das universidades e instituições de ensino superior que estão sendo criadas todos os santos anos...
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Fidalgo, por essas bandas???
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Old June 25th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #5
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Não tenho palavras...
faz queixa no archdaily, que foi onde isto foi publicado
que é só um dos mais populares e vistos sites/blog de arquitectura do mundo, e que considerou este projecto com um exemplo de boa arquitectura.

reconheço-lhes mais moral de avaliação de qualidade de um projecto que em ti.
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Eu gostei.
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Sorry but I disagree with this. Mozambique might be a poor country, but it is not a place for Europeans (and anyone else with some financial clout) to come and experiment. We are not a test bench.

Why didn't they send us a group of real architects, to construct proper buildings? This thing is butt ugly and looks like it is made of matchsticks...and what's with the holes in the walls, you want the kids to get bitten by mosquitoes??

Stupid design. The only reason you won't fail your subject is because this is Africa, the place where you can supposedly do anything you like and get away with it.

Y'all must be some rejects from a Euro design school. Shame on you. The meek shall one day inherit the earth!
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faz queixa no archdaily, que foi onde isto foi publicado
que é só um dos mais populares e vistos sites/blog de arquitectura do mundo, e que considerou este projecto com um exemplo de boa arquitectura.

reconheço-lhes mais moral de avaliação de qualidade de um projecto que em ti.
Este deve ser um Portgues. Isto custou 8500 euros?? Acho que este valor inclui os vossos Air Fares quando havia possibilidade de usar mao da obra nacional...
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Old June 27th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #10
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I like it. Plus it can be easily replicated at low cost.
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Este deve ser um Portgues. Isto custou 8500 euros??
ainda não aprendeu a escrever ou a interpretar símbolos monetários?
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ainda não aprendeu a escrever ou a interpretar símbolos monetários?
doesn't matter your design is still cr*p and way overpriced. Go find someone else to give you credit.
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breaking news: (in case your intelligence didn't figured it out)

it's not my design
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This is ugly indeed. It they wanted to build us schools why didn't they simply build proper buildings instead? When i say proper building i mean buildings made of brick and cement at least, not some improved mud shyt...we might be poor but we ain't no trash...
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This is ugly indeed. It they wanted to build us schools why didn't they simply build proper buildings instead? When i say proper building i mean buildings made of brick and cement/concrete at least, not some improved mud shyt...we might be poor but we ain't no trash...and this school should be destroyed and built again.
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Se calhar para contrastar melhor com a envolvente da aldeia?...
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breaking news: (in case your intelligence didn't figured it out)

it's not my design
ok, ok. i'm sorry. looks like an interesting project.
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