This teaching environment for children is located on the campus of an orphanage that has grown organically over 75 years. The brief called for an experimental learning space and the team has responded by creating a series of coloured wraps that is perceived as a ‘spatial kaleidoscope’ with derived and accidental readings. The colours encourage territorial behaviour in the children while the experimental volumes make learning fun and non-hierarchical. It is also practical, built using local labour, materials and construction techniques with low maintenance finishes and reliance on natural light. It is intended as an ‘insertion’ to the haphazard campus, giving new direction to the teaching there.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.