The World Bank has been appointed Ecotech Consultant to design and transform a historic Huddur Integrated school in Bakool region in Somalia. The learning environment plays an important role and dramatically influences the development of the mind of a child from the very early stages. There can be no question that the built environment is ripe with stimuli for the proper development of a successful individual.
The proposed Huddur district integrated school design is not merely a backdrop and support to create the typical necessities for educational habitation, but an active participant in the learning process. Bold forms such as square gables; have been used generously to change the façades of the school buildings, both to beautify and invoke a sense of institutional authority.
The school corridors have been added to the frontages of all existing classroom buildings so as to provide shaded access to the classrooms, and provide formal circulation for students. Paved passages around the school have been used to do the same (invoke order). Adequate emphasis shall be placed on serene landscaping and creating sufficient recreational facilities for the students’ extracurricular programmes, with regard to the overall health and psychological well-being of the pupils. Also, toilet facilities have been decentralised by allocating space outside the classrooms but directly linked to them. Emphasis has also been given to the separation of girls’ and boys’ sanitary facilities and prayer rooms.
Ecotech understands that every student has their own goals and ambitions as they begin their path to adulthood and that many will be unclear of their career aspirations when they reach key milestones. Our experience of delivering secondary and primary schools for a diverse range of customer bodies means we are able to provide tailored solutions to suit the broad spectrum of today’s educational needs.
- Project: Huddur Integrated School
- Category: Education
- Client: World Bank / Ministry of Finance FGS