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Blocked - School Competition
Marsassoum, Senegal

Project developed in the context of the Archstorming competition for the design of a sustainable school in Senegal. The project aimes at the creation of a school that is built with techniques based on local materials and local know-how, generating spaces and buildings that adapt to the climate of the place, respecting and reflecting the traditions and needs of the local community.
The local manufacturing of a CETA-Ram block press allows the production of a wide range of compressed earth bricks, with which all the buildings on the lot are built making use of three different types of self-locking bricks which reduce time and impact of the construction. 
Clay earth compressed bricks have excellent mechanical and energy performance and with the creation of double masonry the interior spaces are more isolated and adapt better to the local climate. Aware of
the importance that the spaces outside the buildings have in the local culture, a large space for recreation and aggregation is created around the large tree and the empty spaces between the classrooms are vitalised and used to the full, contributing as much as the classrooms to the daily life of the whole school and those who use it.


Surface: 700 square meters total
Budget: 80'000 €




Concept Idea

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