Kamanar Secondary School - AKDN
The modules are arranged in year-group classroom sets around squares and existing trees. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)
Interior view of a classroom. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

A series of squares articulate the space and give value to the pre-existing trees. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

The vaults are made of compressed clay blocks. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Interior view of a classroom. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

The clay and lattices act as an evaporating cooler: no artificial air-conditioning is required. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Each square is linked to a tree. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

The building includes two administration volumes and sanitary facilities. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Outdoor seating shaded by a large tree. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar (photographer)

Site plan. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

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Kamanar Secondary School

Award Cycle: 2020-2022 Cycle

Country of origin: Senegal

Location: Thionck Essyl, Senegal

Client: Foundawtion

Architect: Dawoffice / David Garcia, Aina Tugores

Completed: 2020