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MASS Design Group / USA UMUBANO PRIMARY SCHOOL, KIGALI, RWANDA, 2010 The UK charity A Partner In Education (APIE), as part of its mission to boost education in Africa, committed to building a new school campus in Kigali to replace dilapidated existing facilities. The design of the building layout and circulation draws direct inspiration from the neighbourhood and the region; because of the hilly landscape, people travel across switchbacks on terraced agricultural land – and the school’s traversing walkways and outdoor classrooms mirror this context. Local materials such as brick and papyrus reeds were used in the construction to cut down on transportation costs and to spur the region’s economy by encouraging local markets. MASS Design Group collaborated with local craftsmen to incorporate local expertise in the process. EDUCATION 219


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