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BENEFITING: Architecture for Humanity

ORGANIZER: Architecture for Humanity

EVENT: #STARTARYOT Challenge

EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2013

THE STORY:

School and Performing Arts Centers, Brazil and Colombia

Education and Access to the Arts

Impact: 1400 children // Partners: Architecture for Humanity and Enel

Amount Funded: $350k // Amount Needed: $40k

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BRAZIL

 

The Recomeçar Project is the only existing daycare in the marginalized Ititioca neighborhood of Niterói, Brazil. The neighborhood is adjacent to an informal settlement which was largely destroyed by devastating floods and landslides that over 200 deaths in April 2010. The project was started by two local residents saw the need for a local daycare centre that would allow the women of the area to find work, in particular those that that had become the primary providers for their families after the disaster. Thanks to financial support from the Brazilian Department of Education, the centre quickly became a hub for the entire local community; doubling as a facility for English, capoeira and literacy classes for adults.

Currently, however, the extremely poor quality of the existing structures (overcrowding and lack natural light and ventilation) means that the buildings fail to meet local building codes and the school must relocate to a new building before the end of 2013 or risk loss of funding and closure.


PROJECT: NITEROI - BRAZIL
This project aims to build a new school/daycare center that exceeds the Department of Education’s criteria and provides its infant and adult students with a healthy and uplifting learning environment. There are 93 children currently enrolled at the school, from ages 2 to 6. The architectural program of the future building includes four classrooms, library, theatre, TV and activity rooms. Also it will include bathrooms, kitchen and dining room and a playground area. Thanks to a donated site, the daycare centre will also finally gain secure land tenure and be able to operate from its own, purpose built facility.
 

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COLOMBIA

The construction of educational spaces for the San Francisco de Asis Educational Institution. The San Francisco de Asis is a public institution dedicated to education and vocational training for young people in the dense, marginalized area of Cartagena, Colombia. This institution has been operating for 25 years, preparing young people from the area for their academic high school qualifications, as well as providing training in various technical specializations.

The institution is also unique in its dedication to promoting the importance of arts and culture as a critical part of its students’ education and personal development. It is home to a groundbreaking program offered by ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ (School of the Body), Colombia’s first contemporary dance school for disadvantaged children. The program is highly popular, with some participants travelling a great distance to take part.

There is a huge problem of overcrowding in the 22 existing classrooms, due to rapid population growth in the communities that are served by the educational institution, and an influx of students after recent floods forced adjacent institutions to close.

PROJECT CARTAGENA - COLOMBIA

This project will provide new classrooms and a dance facility for the school, allowing this unique institution to reach more young people. The hall/performance center is key to the project, functioning as a bridge between the school and surrounding area helping to unify a disenfranchised community through dance.


The first phase of the project includes:


  • Masterplanning for future expansion

  • 3 New classrooms.

  • 1 Multipurpose dance hall.

  • General exterior works.

  • Minor landscape upgrade

 

The design proposed by OPUS ESTUDIO responds to the local environment, culture and the demands of use. Lightweight timber façade elements that allow cooling natural ventilation, and the steep roof profiles are designed to provide natural illumination while keeping the space cool in the tropical climate and to resist the heavy seasonal rains.

 

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

Architecture for Humanity is involved throughout all the project development stages. The first step is to analyze the feasibility of the project in order to design an appropriate building that relates to the existing context and the community can take full ownership of the project. Architecture for Humanity is managing the design, construction and construction administration of the schools, making sure that the project represents the community’s objectives and the project is developed within schedule and budget. The role of Architecture for Humanity also consists in post-occupancy services in order to build a quality infrastructure that will be sustainable and used by the youth for generations to come.
 

KEY DOCUMENTS

Workshops engaging the community
Report describing the most important activities involving the community during the design stage.
Architectural design brief
Report describing the goals to develop during the design stage.
Schematic Design – School MasterPlan
Analysis and  visualization of the school’s long term project.

 

 

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