Architectural competition, Sustainable materials, Sensitive natural habitat, Wood structure
Role: Structural and environmental consultants
Collaboration with Burau Studio
Mozambique Preschool – “Under the Roof”. As a collaboration with BURAU – Beirut – we helped our partners to develop the environmental, energy and structural concept of this school in Mozambique.
“The school configures as a contained and protective boundary, providing spaces with a safe and inclusive environment”.
“The soft dried grass roof captures sun, water and wind. It acts as the vital entity that feeds all the programs happening below: the learning and the support islands. The learning environment actively emerges from the ground. It is further celebrated by the roof morphing upwards into a solar chimney to cool down the classrooms and play spaces below. Whereas the roof is inverted downwards to feed the mute support functions with a rainwater collection passive system.”
“The school appears naturally anchored in its lush context. It provides a much needed nurturing and comforting environment for the kids to sensibly thrive and evolve”