The project aims for the sustainable use of resources to provide natural ventilation without any use of electricity. The natural ventilation system works with low-tech, cost-effective earth-tubes, which is a sustainable, zero-energy passive geothermal solar cooling system. The school will provide graduate students accessibility to further education and therefore enhances the sustainability of the educational opportunities created.
Last updated: March 31, 2011 Gando, Burkina Faso
The extremely hot weather makes studying in buildings without air-conditioning very difficult. That is why all interior spaces are embedded partially underground in the redesigned landscape to create a shadowed oasis. Due to the massive deforestation which has taken part in the past, the region is now facing the expansion of the desert. To prevent the dehydration of the ground, collected rainwater irrigates the recently planted trees around the existing school buildings. The reforestation is continued in the Secondary School Gando and creates leisure space.