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Monday, September 28, 2020

Kristina Egbers, Rising Star School in Harare (Zimbabwe)

The design of this school building was the diploma thesis of Kristina Egbers at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Stuttgart. Developed with a German team of Engineers Without Borders, the first of four construction phases has been completed in Hopley, a district on the outskirts of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. With two classrooms and a covered outdoor space, the building presents a modular system of 35-centimeter-thick arches reinforced by outer walls. A double roof and the use of adobe protects the rooms against overheating. So does the cross ventilation generated by the positioning of the openings. Through the transfer of construction know-how to locals, a simple design, and the use of materials available in the area, a campus for a thousand pupils is in the making, with classrooms, offices, health facilities, and a library.
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