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Children’s House

Pedagogically-aligned school

The Kokokali (Children’s House) is founded on an alternative educational model for a rural community. The curriculum includes instruction in agriculture, farming and building construction, as well as the standard syllabus.

The school is financed by Fundación la Concepción established by a Mexican real estate entrepreneur, and will be self-built by the community. Construction of the 3,260 sq m school is planned over five phases, concluding in 2019.

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An elegant and discrete structure dedicated to children’s learning
 
“A building can help children understand life”
 
Global finalist project entry 2015 - Children’s House
 
Global Holcim Awards winners announced April 20
 
“Sustainability? Working with the community” – Julio Amezcua
 
Changing the paradigm of education: Bronze for a pedagogically-aligned school
 
“A deep sensibility for social, technical and environmental concerns” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Latin America
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Project Details
Location
San Andrés Payuca, Mexico
Authors
Francisco Pardo
MAIN AUTHOR
Francisco Pardo
AT103, Mexico
Julio Amezcua
MAIN AUTHOR
Julio Amezcua
AT103, Mexico
Credit
Ariel Rojo Design Studio, Mexico
Esrawe Studio, Mexico
Entorno Taller de Paisaje, Mexico
ROW Studio, Mexico
Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design, Monterrey
Prizes
Awards
Bronze 2014
Latin America
RELATED INFORMATION
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Children’s House: Holcim Awards Bronze 2014 for Latin America – Project Overview
Children’s House: Holcim Awards Bronze 2014 for Latin America – Project Overview

A school building in San Andrés Payuca in Mexico founded on an alternative educational model that integrates agriculture, …

VIDEO
“Sustainability? Working with the community” – Julio Amezcua
“Sustainability? Working with the community” – Julio Amezcua

Julio Amezcua of AT103 in Mexico sees the most outstanding aspect of the “Kokokali” project is its engagement with the people …

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