ALAYAT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

ALAYAT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

  • Type of building: Community school
  • Location: Al-Ayyat, Upper Egypt
  • Date: 2017-2018 
  • Client: Man Ahyaha NGO
  • Design Team:
  • Method used: Rammed earth technique and vaulted roof

Abu Ghaddan village is one of the most neglected rural areas with high population, more than 1,000 individuals. 70% of the village’s population is residing in informal vulnerable districts. We collaborated with “Man Ahyaha” NGO to design and build a community school for the local residents of Abu Ghaddan village, located in Al-Ayat, 60 km away from El-Giza, Egypt. The design of the school was done through a design competition, where teams of architects and professionals applied with their proposal and the winning proposal was from “Downtown architects” team.

The school is currently operating and serving 300 kids. As a second phase of the project, we are designing the space to include a multi-purpose unit that could be used as a space for conducting workshops, training or social gatherings, a clinic, a playground and a library.

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