Where are we now
The multidisciplinary team of the PHF has been working at the project since 2019 together with the school, achieving a participatory diagnostic workshop, a program of needs, the design development and now we are beginning the construction documents phase.
A collaboration agreement has been signed with the Faculty of Architecture, University Mayor of San Simón and we are planning a “learning by doing” process for the construction together with the student’s participation, the association Tawa Pacha and Architecture Without Borders Bolivia.
We have reached to involve the municipality as a co-founder for its interest in the project and the planned streets openings that will affect the school.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
50% funding already raised
80% expertise already found
30% materials / equipment already found
40% builders already found
Finance: € 165,000
The funding’s request corresponds to the 50% of the 1st phase (primary school) estimated construction cost of 330’000 €, which is earmarked for the acquisition of construction materials, the use of machinery and specialized labor for the structural works and MEP installations. 50% of the funding will be covered by the municipality, the PHF and the school as a counterpart with human resource (design team and supervision), constructions materials and no qualified labor force through the community work. The project will set a new management and funding model to strengthen suburban communities, based on an articulation between different stakeholders (community, public, private, academia, NGOs).
- Finishes and wood carpentry
- Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP)
Skills: Financial advice, Technique
We would be really glad to obtain advice on financing possibilities in the short, medium and long term, as we are envisaging different phases to make it real. The school itself has really limited funds and the municipality is suffering the consequences of the economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 1st phase funding will act as a catalysator for the next phases and generate more articulation with a broader specter of possible founders and financers.
The project contempt a conventional reinforced concrete frame structure associated with prefabricated “bahareque” building system for the walls (a mixed type of wooden frame filled with mud), to recuperate local, affordable and ecological construction techniques and materials. We will develop and optimize this system together with the Faculty of Architecture and the association Tawa Pacha and would be enchanted to become inputs and exchanges from others similar experiences with this system.
We will involucre the private sector, especially in the field of construction materials, through the Corporate Social Responsibility, to reduce the price and reuse cheaper second choice materials.
We will recycle the classroom windows for reuse in the multi-functional aula, as well the doors for the new classrooms. We welcome any window and doors, as well as wood steams for the “bahareque” building system.
We always work really well together with volunteers and interns and will be very pleased to collaborate with volunteer builders, once the funding is completed and we begin with the construction phase. They will integrate our team of volunteer builders composed of architecture students and Architecture Without Borders Bolivia, as well as the school community.