Minidoc - Wolaitta Village

Community sustaining campus

Author Matt Ihms

Ethiopia, Soddo

Authors Ethiopia Studio

Community sustaining campus

Strengths: - Community sustaining complex - Use of local materials to build quality buildings that meet desperate needs - Sustainable building techniques of passive heating/cooling and rainwater collection

Difficulties: - There is a challenge to achieve a minimal disturbance on the natural environment while still creating a safe place for children - The lack of technical building knowledge in the area makes it essential to raise an understanding of local trades and local materials - The design team is communicating long distance (10,000 miles) - Balancing quality spatial environments created with limited resources and materials

Extra information: The land has been approved for construction. A local American contractor has been mobilized in Africa to begin immediate construction coordination. Info on the process of the design:



urbaninform at the North-South Forum Zürich April 22, 2012

Joint Venture: URBANINFORM and Onepointfive April 05, 2012
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