Santa Elena de Piedritas School - Hazlo con Sentido

Santa elena de piedritas School

Community Capacity Building

Location | Talara, Peru
Date | 2014

Project Lead |
Architecture for Humanity

Architect of Record |
Elizabeth Añaños, Carlos Restrepo

Client |
Enel Cuore

Photos | AFH

Awards |
IX BIAU - Winner Built Project

VII BASC Biennale - International Honorable Mention

Located at Peru’s northern coast, with arid desert landscape and pronounced social precariousness. The project’s layout proposes recreational spaces between classrooms by building sun protection porches using local and recycled materials.

During the design and construction phases, the community was fully involved in participatory design processes and collective community based work generating greater project ownership.


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