During the summer of 2018 the association aulaterra e.V., together with European volunteers and local workers, built a pavilion as an extension of the school in the small town of Korase, in the region of Ashanti (Ghana). The workshop was held from July to September in collaboration with a local NGO (RADEF) and has served as a platform for learning in construction with traditional materials and support for the development of the rural community.
The pavilion consists of a classroom for 24 students and a porch, which acts as a transitional space between the exterior and interior referring to the traditional architecture of Korase. At the same time the porch embraces the classroom allowing an improvement in the lighting and ventilation of the classroom. The design has been modified throughout the process, taking into account previous experience and local resources. From the beginning, prototypes of raw earth were developed to study the materials and the different types of solutions, jointly deciding which variant was best suited to the reality of Korase.
At the end of September 2018 the secondary students inaugurated the school year in the new class of the school. The project raises the possibility of growing more pavilions through a substructure of courtyards to continue expanding in the future the secondary school of Korase.
Project: aulaterra, a school for Korase
Promoter: NKA Foundation, RADeF Foundation and Korase community
Architectural planing: aulaterra e.V.
Workshop organizer: aulaterra e.V.
In collaboration with: AIESEC volunters
Participants: international volunteers and local workers
Construction period: 8th of July – 30th of September 2018
Built area: 65m2
Financing: support of companies, the private donations and, participation of international volunteers.