The 2022 Global Challenge is closed for submissions.

search
×
menu
login
donate
Community School in N'Tyeani
N'tyeani, Mali
follow
share on:mail linkcopy link to clipboardShare via LinkedInShare via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Facebook
La scuola di N’tyeani rappresenta il progetto pilota di una seri

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | © all rights reserved
i
Category:
education
Phase:
in use
Design:
Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti
Updated:
15 March 2014
introduction

In a village 30km far from the first paved road, where the water arrives from a well, and not the whole year, the realization of a community school is a mean for a change. The school of N'tyeani represents a pilot project of a series of community schools in the savannah. It is realized in the municipality of Yelekebougou thanks to the cooperation of the people participating in this project and to the organization Africa Bougou, which financed this and other projects in East Africa.   

The people and their hands and the local earth are the primary resource for the success of this construction process. The aim of the building is not the mere construction, but it is a matter of process which wants to adopt construction techniques which local population can learn and reuse on their own and for the maintenance of this same building. In this way local construction techniques are valorized and implemented, creating new opportunities for the population to work. 

 

School for the community

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
cultural and social context

The project realization holds on to a traditional building technique done with raw bricks. Time, materials and labor techniques have been decided in meetings with the inhabitants, in accordance with the work in the millet fields and also the availability of materials at the market.

 

Brick production in loco

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Learning at the new school

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Providing water for the construction

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Enjoying the porch

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
read more >
< read less
materials and building techniques

Talking about construction methods, the strategy followed here seeks for ways to build a long lasting building yet at the same time using simple and local technologies and avoiding as much as possible to import technologies unknown by the local population. Important factor is also to use materials that are easily available on the local market.

The structure is done with this iron columns of 80 mm, the cheapest solution on the market in Mali. The roof has been designed in accordance with the sizes if the metal sheets available. This material is often used as a roof on the local shelters and also other schools in the region.  

The bricks realized with raw earth, have been dried under the sun for 60 days. Afterwards the walls have been assembled with the bricks by using a mortar simply made with sand, earth and water.

Construction process

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Building technique

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Placing...

image: CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Overview

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
read more >
< read less
earth and climate

Landlocked Mali, one of the world’s poorest nations, is lush and bustling along its southerly river borders. Further north, the country is dominated by the Sahara, which bestows a lethargic haze and the threat of drought on a population dependent on farming. Livelihoods are fragile, and resources must be carefully watched. N’tyeani is a small village near the town of Yelekeboubou, and its community Primary School had to accommodate these challenges, and its design turned the harsh economic and environmental constraints into a virtue. (Source: Phaidon Atlas)

Overview

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
image gallery
Overview of the school

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | © all rights reserved
i
OVerview

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | © all rights reserved
i
Looking at the future

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | © all rights reserved
i
Building together

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | © all rights reserved
i
Porch

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | © all rights reserved
i
technical drawings
Roof Plan

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Ground floor

image: Emilio Caravatti, Matteo Caravatti | CC-BY-NC-ND_black.png some rights reserved
i
Location
show earth plate boundarieshide earth plate boundaries
Explore more inspirations
Keyword:
participation (93)
local resources (88)
prev
  •  education
    Primary School Tanouan Ibi
    Tanouan Ibi, Mali
  •  housing
    Integrated People-driven Reconstruction
    Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  •  education
    School Kani Kombole
    Kani Kombolé, Mali
  •  meeting place
    Place au Changement
    Saint-Étienne, France
  •  meeting place
    Le 56 / Eco-interstice
    Paris, France
  •  urban planning
    Ko Panyi
    Ko Panyi, Thailand
  •  education
    Tikau Village House
    Odisha, India
  •  education
    Gen Educational Farm
    Antofagasta, Chile
  •  infrastructure
    Caracas Metro Cable
    Caracas, Venezuela
  •  meeting place
    laTren - elNodo Participatory Cultural Center
    Saltillo, Mexico
  •  health & sanitation
    BioCenter
    Kibera, Kenya
  •  education
    Safe Haven Library
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  education
    Ithuba School Mzamba
    Mzamba, South Africa
  •  meeting place
    Slovo Hall.
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  •  education
    Primary School Balaguina
    Balaguina, Mali
  •  education
    School Banani
    Banani, Mali
  •  education
    MOVING school 003
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre
    Mapungubwe, South Africa
  •  meeting place
    Project Row Houses
    Houston, U.S.A.
  •  meeting place
    Klong Toey Community Lantern
    Bangkok, Thailand
  •  recreation & sport
    Million Donkey Hotel
    Prata Sannita, Italy
  •  meeting place
    Treasure Hill Symbiotic Settlement
    Taipei, Taiwan
  •  meeting place
    Esperanza
    El Cabuyal, Ecuador
  •  housing
    Rosenda’s house
    Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon , Mexico
  •  housing
    Dwellings Sangha Bongo
    Bongo, Mali
  •  education
    Cassia Co-op Training Centre
    sungai penuh, kerinci, Indonesia
  •  education
    Seven Fountains Primary School
    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  •  religion & memorial
    BAMBOO CHURCH
    yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  emergency shelter
    Khuda-Ki-Basti
    Hyderabad, Pakistan
  •  emergency shelter
    Canopy Installation
    New Delhi, India
  •  recreation & sport
    Grande Hotel Beira
    Beira, Mozambique
  •  education
    Quarter Library in Katì Cokò
    Bamako, Mali
  • 2021 finalist
     agriculture & fisheries
    Cocina CoLaboratorio
    Ejido Loma Bonita, Mexico
  •  housing
    Casalata
    Mindelo, Cape Verde
  •  health & sanitation
    Ruku Kucho Center for the Elderly
    Ecuador
  •  education
    Ecole du Scarabée / Scarab School
    north of timbuktu, Mali
  •  education
    Primary School Gangouroubouro
    Gangouroubouro, Mali
  •  infrastructure
    Community Bamboo Footbridge
    Davao City, Philippines
  •  housing
    Favela Pianting Santa Marta
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • play
     urban planning
    Let's co-create our city: Jhenaidah
    Jhenaidah, Bangladesh
  • play
     meeting place
    Trichy Commons Network
    Trichy, India
  •  housing
    Colón 36
    Castuera, Spain
  •  infrastructure
    Taxi Rank
    Magagula Heights, Katlehong, South Africa
  •  housing
    Rural Bayview Village
    Bayview, U.S.A.
  •  meeting place
    R-Urban
    Colombes, France
  •  housing
    House of Plenty
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
  •  recreation & sport
    Olive Grove Open Air cinema
    Moria, Lesvos, Greece
  •  meeting place
    Community Center in Jatimulyo
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  education
    Colegio de las Aguas Montebello
    Cali - Montebello, Colombia
  •  education
    Makoko Floating School
    Lagos, Nigeria
  •  housing
    Design Home Solution
    Delhi, India
  •  education
    EARTHBAGS CHILDREN CENTER
    Palestinian Territories
  •  recreation & sport
    Rural Sports Center
    San Pedro Apóstol, Oaxaca, Mexico
  •  education
    Al Khan Al Ahmar Primary School
    Al Khan Al Ahmar Bedouin Camp, Palestinian Territories
  •  education
    Obispo Anaya School
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
  •  housing
    Black Bamboo Community Center
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  education
    MOVING school 002
    Mae Ramat, Thailand
  •  religion & memorial
    San Isidro Chapel
    Oaxaca, Mexico
  •  housing
    Incremental collective housing
    Neak Loeang, Cambodia
  •  education
    Wadi Abu Hindi Playground
    Wadi Abu Hindi Bedouin camp, Palestinian Territories
  •  education
    School Sangha
    Sangha, Mali
  •  education
    Transforming Learning Spaces in Rwanda
    Muhanga, Rwanda
  •  education
    Ithuba Community College
    Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa
  •  meeting place
    Making Space in Dalston
    London, United Kingdom
  •  education
    Wadi Abu Hindi Primary School
    Wadi Abu Hindi Bedouin camp, Palestinian Territories
  •  education
    Library of Muyinga
    Muyinga, Burundi
  •  health & sanitation
    RE-MOVABLE CLINIC
    Palestinian Territories
  •  housing
    Ciudadelas de Paz - Building for Peace
    Manaure, Cesar, Colombia
  •  education
    Kusikuna Eco-Active School
    Apote - Tiquipaya, Bolivia
  •  work & business
    Beehive Technology and Enterprise Park
    Chilomoni, Blantyre, Malawi
  •  education
    Hwange Technical College
    Hwange, Zimbabwe
  •  housing
    Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation
    Kirinda, Sri Lanka
  • 2021 finalist
     meeting place
    Community Kickstarter: Ger District Viewing Deck
    Mongolia
  •  recreation & sport
    sport clubhouse Kalobeyei, Kenya
    Kalobeyei, Kenya
  •  meeting place
    Agaw-Agaw Resettlement: Social & Spatial Inclusion
    Muntinlupa City, Philippines
  •  housing
    Quinta Monroy Housing
    Iquique, Chile
  •  meeting place
    El Tr3bol de Ciudad de Cali
    Bogotá, Colombia
  •  meeting place
    Forgotten Spaces; from Rust to Revival !
    Cairo, Egypt
  •  education
    Trade School in Guatemala
    Cerro la Granadilla (San Raimundo), Guatemala
  •  meeting place
    CASA ENSAMBLE CHACARÁ
    Pereira, Colombia
  •  education
    Children's Centre XEWA SOWE
    Village of Sowé (Glazoué), Benin
  •  infrastructure
    Bamboo Bridge in Solo
    Solo, Indonesia
  •  education
    LA VIEJA
    Montebello, Cali, Colombia
  • play
    2021 finalist
     education
    Taller Tropical Moravia 2.0
    Medellín, Colombia
  •  education
    A school for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, once was a pavilion in an International expo in Italy.
    Al-Marj, Bekaa, Lebanon
  •  urban planning
    The (Picard)Street as key space for Transition
    Brussels, Belgium
  •  education
    Playgrounds for Refugees as emergency response
    Bar Elias, Lebanon
  •  meeting place
    House of Dreams
    Zhoushan village, China
  •  meeting place
    Kazi na Bobo - community shop built with plastic bottles
    Msitu wa Tembo, Tanzania
  •  housing
    Project Suitcase - Manchenahalli
    Rayanakkalu village, Manchenahalli Gram Panchayat, India
  •  meeting place
    Multipurpose Room COVEMV
    Morelia, Mexico
  •  emergency shelter
    Taller de Artes y Oficios "La Perseverancia"
    Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico
  •  housing
    Co-housing Project at Ciliwung Riverfront
    Jakarta, Indonesia
next