Award Cycle:Status:RecipientLocation:Gando, Burkina FasoClient:Community of Gando VillageArchitect:Francis Diebedo KéréSize:30'000 m²Completed:2001
A primary school built cooperatively by a whole village community. Its clay walls are topped with a double roof structure of adobe and tin that blocks the heat of the sun, making the inside up to six degrees cooler than it would be with tin alone. Inspired by this model, two neighbouring villages now have their own new schools, built entirely with their own labour and funded by community members living away from home.
Other projects in Burkina Faso:
|Name||City||Building Type||Award Cycle|
|CBF Womens Health Centre||Ouagadougou||Hospitals & Health Facilities||2008-2010 Cycle (Shortlisted)|
|Central Market||Koudougou||Retail Facilities||2005-2007 Cycle (Recipient)|
|Panafrican Institute for Development||Ouagadougou||Higher Education Facilities||1990-1992 Cycle (Recipient)|