Architects: Architecture For Humanity
Location: Tate, Ica, Perú
Design Fellow: Diego Collazos
Colaborator: Arturo Novelli – Edificaciones America
Project Coordinator: Ofelia Harten
Area: 557 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture For Humanity
Cost: $193,000 USD (Final)
Construction: Edificaciones America
Funding: Integra ING – Peru, Happy Hearts Fund
Beneficiaries: Primary beneficiaries: 160 Primary school children. Secondary beneficiaries: 3,105 Community of Tate.
Building Occupancy / Site Capacity: 255
The Francisco Perez Anampa School is part of the: Happy Hearts Fund – ING school reconstruction program. The school is the first project in which Architecture for Humanity took part in by providing design services and construction administration.
The Francisco Perez Anampa school is located in the community of Tate, a small town in the Ica Region 300 kms south of Lima, Peru. The geographical context is very arid and dry within the southern Peruvian desert, the weather conditions are not extreme, still the comfort of the school children can be addressed with a proper building.
The school building attended by approximately 160 primary school students was heavily damaged by the 7.9 earthquake in 2007 that affected the Ica region in Peru. The entity assessing the quality of the buildings after the earthquake, Defensa Civil, confirmed that the building cannot be used any more, as a safety precaution. The school had to be moved to a temporary location for more than 3 years, into improvised temporary school structures. Those times are remembered as very harsh as there was a lot of dust, limited water accessibility, no electricity, and the classrooms proved to be very cold in winter and extremely hot in summer.
Happy Hearts & ING decided to rebuild the school as the pro-activeness of the community and the big necessity to provide an effective educational environment was essential. The new facility will include six brand new classrooms, one library, a state-of-the-art computer lab, two administrative offices, a meeting room, upgrade of the toilets, a courtyard, and playing area for the children.
More Information here.