Schorge Secondary School
Koudougou, Burkina Faso

The school serves 200 students and 27 teachers, and comprises nine modules that house classrooms, administrative facilities, a media library and computer lab, and a dental clinic encircling a central courtyard. The outward-facing edges of the modules form study and gathering areas shaded by eucalyptus-branch screens that also reduce solar radiation into the classrooms. Exposed red laterite was used for the walls, locally quarried as bricks using new techniques developed by the architect. The light metal roof is raised on a lattice structure of ferro-concrete girders; the space between the laterite modules and the roof is an undulating ceiling made of millet grass that allows natural ventilation. The project was designed and built in less than one year.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Koudougou, Burkina Faso
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Completed 2016
1,934 m²
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