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Emilio Caravatti Architetto / Italy COMMUNITY SCHOOL, DJININDJEBOUGOU, MALI, 2007 The need to build two classrooms for a community school for the use of four villages still lacking education facilities guided the project towards simple composition and construction methods. In a process of updating the typological and structural adaptation, a hybrid experimental system was adopted together with arches of packed-earth bricks with inclined courses and inverted T beams to create the open bays necessary in a classroom. The architectural project, enhanced by the involvement of the population, sought solutions to the obvious local necessities. As a result the complex is perceived and experienced as an asset belonging to the community. BUILT BY USERS 197


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