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F8 Architecture + Gérard Violante / France FALATOW JIGIYASO ORPHANAGE, BAMAKO, MALI, 2012 With architecture inspired by traditional Mali building customs, a place has been created for orphans which is both their home and their school, where they are taught market gardening and fish farming. The orphanage is far from power and water supplies, and is self-supplying for example through the waste-water system and the fish farm, which collect the daily rainfall of c. 4 m3. As is the tradition in West Africa, all spaces are organized around an open courtyard which provides natural ventilation. The construction with materials from the surroundings with effective thermal properties ensures passive cooling at daytime temperatures of up to 50°C. EDUCATION 217


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