Mutende Project II
Chingola, Zambia
A team led by Orkidstudio and comprised of architecture students and the local community, including the school’s teaching staff, designed a community hall capable of being subdivided into three classrooms, an IT suite, office and supply room. With an L-shaped classroom block already on the site, the new structure mimics the existing roof pitch at the rear before cascading forwards below a variably-pitched concertinaed canopy. The project has delivered a structure of high-quality construction using irregular and ungraded local materials (e.g. rough cut timber, earth bricks). These new facilities, built at low cost in just seven weeks, have almost doubled the existing study space and enabled education provision for significantly more children.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
9th Street, Chingola, Zambia
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Completed 2013
350 m²
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