ModSkool
New Delhi, India
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Finalist of the 2016 Buildify Global Challenge

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education
Phase:
proposal (Buildify submission)
Updated:
7 June 2021
introduction

ModSkool is one of the finalists of the 2016 Buildify Global Challenge.

ModSKOOL is the design of a low-cost, modular school for 250 students that can be built in a few hours and dismantled as quickly by the community to protect from government demolitions and annual floods. It is located in Chilla Khadar, a slum on the floodplains of River Yamuna in Delhi, inhabited by a farming community of around 1000 families. Though they've been living and working here for decades, they have no formal land title. In 2011, the Delhi Development Authority demolished their structures including a school being run by the NGO Van Phool.

Run by 7 teachers, today the school operates from temporary tarpaulin structures built by the local youth. Except for a single plastic sheet above their heads, the students have no protection from harsh heat, cold and rain. We were approached by the community to help them rebuild a temporary school which can be saved from future demolitions or floods.

The Present Scenario

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The 2nd Modskool after relocation.

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The 2nd Modskool after relocation.

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The 2nd Modskool after relocation.

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The new school has one spacious classroom

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The new location has panels that showcase a local weaving style

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building together

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class outside of the 1st Modskool (demolished in 2019)

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exterior of the 1st Modskool (demolished in 2019)

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classroom of of the 1st Modskool (demolished in 2019)

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construction process

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construction process

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Building team of of the 1st Modskool (demolished in 2019)

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Assembly Sequence 1 - Metal Framework

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Assembly Sequence 2 - Bamboo Framework

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Assembly Sequence 3 - Roof

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Assembly Sequence 4 - Skin

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