LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

Project Summary

Secondary school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso

The secondary school in Gando village, Burkina Faso uses traditional building materials and technologies and places great emphasis on actively involving the local population in the construction process. Locally-sourced clay is mixed with aggregates and cement to cast walls on-site based on a two-piece formwork.

The school is exemplary in terms of its successful approach to the adaptive use of building materials, community development, climatic mitigation and aesthetics.

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Inspired by tradition, adapted to local environment
Prelude to “Re-materializing Construction” in Cairo