The School The Garden The Town

Work: Public School Building
Client: Community of Bonanza
Location: Caruaru, Brazil
Date: 2013
Status: ongoing negotiation with city authotities

The collaboration with the NGO ‘Pro Bonanza’ resulted in the design project of a public school building placed in the informal settlement ‚Bonanza‘ in Caruaru, Brazil. The school building functions as cultural catalyst and community center. The hybrid building consists of kindergarden, primary and secondary school, sports courts.  Artistic activities, adult education, and vocational training are integrated as expansion of the public curricular education system. Through active participation of the community a larger urbanization plan was established using main infrastructure axes and vacant areas to create urban gardens and farming zones for the informal population, whose majority fell victims of rural exodus due to severe drought in the Sertão, infertile arid region in North of Brazil.

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