Lycée Schorge Secondary School, Burkina Faso, Kere Architecture

Lycée Schorge Secondary School, Burkina Faso,

The school was designed by Kere Architecture, it consists of 9 modules. Accommodating a series of classrooms, administration rooms and a dental clinic for the community, this building  has a very strong identity because its construction elements are made from locally-harvested laterite stone, which, when first extracted from the earth, can be easily cut and shaped into bricks.

The relation between Crafts and Architecture in this example is that this hand-craft school design not only functions as a marker in the landscape, it is also a proof for the community of how local materials, in combination with creativity and team-work, can be transformed into something significant with profound lasting effects.

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