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Sierra Leone School by Foster + Partners



In collaboration with Article 25 and Buro Happold, Foster + Partners started a project to establish a design prototype to create a series of school buildings for Sierra Leone. The prototype has modular system and very flexible, It has larger classrooms, effective ventilation and natural light. The system embraces floor, walls and roof on a flexible plan and can be easily assembled and reconfigured to meet the different demands of communities in Sierra Leone.

Norman Foster said: “The project to design a school for Sierra Leone has been both an exciting design challenge, as well as an ambitious undertaking to help improve education in one of the world’s poorest countries. Our approach seeks to achieve the most with the least, using indigenous techniques and materials to create a prototype for a modern, flexible school building that is uplifting and inspiring to use.”



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