Proposal for new school
During this project we have explored different ways, traditional and alternative, to enhance continuity and bring a sense of permanency to the school site and in the camp.
This work is divided under three topics: thermal mass, climate control and vegetation.
Our proposal involves a short wall, somewhat permanent, that along with the retaining walls create a grid within which we place units, classrooms. Using polytunnels, which comes in many different sizes, we designed a system that can adapt to special needs and also, aesthetically generates a whole, rather than fragments. To improve the climatic response a shading element is used as a second skin, protecting from the heat of the sun, and protects the polytunnel canvas from drying out, making it last longer. When the polytunnel is lifted from the ground we achieve a generous ceiling height and improved ventilation. The foundation can help protecting the indoor spaces from flooding.