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
Photos | AFH
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.