Balaguina Primary School
Balaguina, Mali
The project is located in the Dogon region and is propelled by the belief that development is encouraged through education. The existing school, a poorly constructed hangar, has been replaced by a school building, teacher accommodation and sanitation facilities. The school building is constructed of compressed earth with verandas to each side acting as buttresses. Built of brick laid in alternating blocks, the ribs determine the rhythm of the facade. The teachers’ accommodation is composed of four adjacent barrel vaults. Each structure comprises a courtyard, living room and bedroom. Ventilation pipes in the roofs eliminate the need for a double roof. More building phases are to follow.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Balaguina, Mali
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Events
2012
Dimensions
420 m²
Variant Names
Balaguina Primary School
Building Usages
primary school
educational
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee