earth[play]ground

site: sourgoubila (burkina faso) 

powered by: Atelier Paolo Cascone / ESA Paris

architect: paolo cascone; team: stephane tapsoba, geoffroy griveaud, pascal angel, christophe lefevre, matthieu de lacvicier, ali benabdellah, ayda bennani-smires, edouard fenet, mathieu quilici, fatou dieng, youssef haddadi, victor du peloux, nadège guion, océane patole, murielle teguel, omar ghaiti, juliette rubel, loubna touzani, marguerite bureau, nina rotter, salwa essoussi; construction team: atelier paolo cascone /esa  with sourgoubila  community; in collaboration with: la voute nubienne ngo



design concept: the project was developed with the atelier paolo cascone (ESA-paris) in collaboration with the local community of sourgoubila. the design process intended to develop high-tech design / low-tech construction approach to performative design merging computational process within vernacular construction techniques from sahel region. after a research  by design workshop developed in paris based on the use of earth bricks for vaults we have discussed with the village the project of building a primary school playground. the space allows the children of the village to play and study in an overshadowed playground 

      

 

      

 

      

design driver: thermal comfort / light - structural system: arches - material system: adobe bricks, weaving leafs panels

      

 

      

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