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Npili Girl´s School
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project takes place in Guinea Bissau in the west coast of Africa where I spent two months as part of my research. The first month I explored participatory design tools together with Architects Without Borders and UNICEF. The second month I worked with the local organization ATENA and the community of Ensalma where a school for girls will be constructed. The physical proposal of this thesis is the design of this school. Due to the situation we are in, where climate change and rapid urbanization creates new challenges for all of us, especially for poor communities- this project is striving for a holistic approach where the goal with the design is to decrease dependency on donors. In Guinea Bissau, girls are the ones that least benefit from the education system and have the highest rate of illiteracy, therefore the school will focus on girls. Hot sun or heavy rainfall composes the climate of Guinea-Bissau. Traditional buildings are featuring corrugated thin metal roofs, which in the dry season makes the interiors terribly hot.  Clay bricks in vaulted ceilings and cross ventilating openings are one way to keep the inside of the buildings cool without artificial or mechanic climate control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT-1940
Keywords [en]
school, brick, vault, Guinea-Bissau, passive design, participatory process
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-261637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-261637DiVA, id: diva2:1359362
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved

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