Indoor – Outdoor

Site-responsive school

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Model of the school (scale 1:100).

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Main view of the building; Two worlds concept.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Situation of the school; Diagrams of the sustainable solution used in the project.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Elevation, section and the main floor plan.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    View of the classrooms on both sides of the building.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Relation of the interior with the surroundings.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    View of the school from the green patio.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Different moments of the building related to the surroundings (model scale 1:100).

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Modularity and construction system (model scale 1:50).

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    One of the first sketches of the project.

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    Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony

    Acknowledgement for “Indoor-Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti” (l-r): Brigitte Cuperus, Project Coordinator, Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland with members of the winning team, Marta Niedbalec and Maciej Siuda.

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    Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony

    Representatives of all five Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize winners for Latin America, recognised for outstanding public infrastructure projects in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti and Mexico.

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    “Sustainability? Adapting to the local environment” – Maciej Siuda

    Maciej Siuda of Maciej Siuda Architect in Warsaw, Poland considers the most important sustainable aspect is how the local environment, weather, culture, and people to make the project happen. “Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school” in Jacmel, Haiti won a Holcim Awards Acknowledgement for offering an important contribution to discourses on sustainability, going beyond standard formulas.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti

    Maciej Siuda, Łukasz Piasta, Marta Niedbalec, Katarzyna Dąbkowska, Kamil Rusinek and Jerzy Mazurkiewicz

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2014–2015 Latin America

The project for a school for 400 students takes advantage of the topography of the site, introducing reinforced concrete slabs on different levels that adapt to the slope. Grouped as independent units with three walls forming a C-shaped space, the repetitive modules are based on a regular grid, changing position according to programmatic requirements. The construction technique is simple and can be pursued in stages, and equipped to minimize the impact of seismic activity.

By Marta Niedbalec, Jerzy Mazurkiewicz, Łukasz Piasta, Katarzyna Dąbkowska, - Freelancer, Wroclaw, PolandKamil Rusinek, - Freelancer, Warsaw, PolandMaciej Siuda - Maciej Siuda architect, Warsaw, Poland

Ideas: Housing Needs

The project for a school for 400 students takes advantage of the topography of the site, introducing reinforced concrete slabs on different levels that adapt to the slope.

Grouped as independent units with three walls forming a C-shaped space, the repetitive modules are based on a regular grid, changing position according to programmatic requirements. The construction technique is simple and can be pursued in stages, and equipped to minimize the impact of seismic activity.

Indoor – Outdoor

Project authors

  • Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti
    Marta Niedbalec

    Freelancer

    Poland

  • Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti
    Jerzy Mazurkiewicz

    Freelancer

    Poland

  • Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti
    Łukasz Piasta

    Freelancer

    Poland

  • Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti
    Kamil Rusinek

    Freelancer

    Poland

  • Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti
    Katarzyna Dąbkowska

    Freelancer

    Poland

  • Project entry 2014 Latin America – Indoor – Outdoor: Site-responsive school, Jacmel, Haiti
    Maciej Siuda

    Maciej Siuda architect

    Poland

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