Secondary School in Chuquibambilla

Location: Native Community of Chuquibambilla, Pangoa (Peru) – 2013
Cost: 185,000 USD
Built area: 985 m2
Development and management: Marta Maccaglia
Funding: Costa Foundation, Volcafe Foundation, ED&F MAN ChariCo
Architecture: Paulo Afonso, Marta Maccaglia, Ignacio Bosch, Borja Bosch
Engineering: Manuel Cardenas Aspajo
Construction: Constructor Javier Garcia Paucar, local workers
Carpentry: Carpintería MARTINEZ, Carpintería ÑHAUI
Photography: Paulo Afonso, Marta Maccaglia
Awards: Biennial of Quito 2014: 2º Global Award “Habitat and social development”

The bilingual secondary school located in the native Nomatsiguenga community of Chuquibambilla, aims to provide adequate study conditions for the local youth, as well as provide a place for meeting and for community development.

The school consists of three modules arranged around a central courtyard, the epicentre of the project. In addition to classrooms, the program includes an administrative area and teacher’s room, a multipurpose room, a computer room, and large open and covered spaces, suitable for educational and leisure activities.

The program also incorporates a student residence, which walls off the patio. It has a unique appearance that is more playful and similar to housing.

The construction combines vernacular and modern materials, and introduces new construction systems with local resources. Including local workers facilitated the exchange of knowledge through hands-on experience and enhanced the sense of ownership the residents felt for the building.

More info: Arch Daily