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These Schools for Refugee Children in Jordan are Built Using Scaffolding and Sand

These Schools for Refugee Children in Jordan are Built Using Scaffolding and Sand
These Schools for Refugee Children in Jordan are Built Using Scaffolding and Sand, Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace

Using the ground “beneath your feet,” the Pilosio Building Peace organization, along with architects Pouya Khazaeli and Cameron Sinclair, have developed RE:BUILD, an incredible constructive system for building safe and comfortable structures in refugee camps. The system allows for the construction of temporary buildings of high quality through the use of wall panels formed with scaffolding and grids, which are then assembled and filled with gravel, sand or earth, creating well insulated interiors at a low cost. 

Although the structures can be used for hospitals, housing, and other functions on this occasion we present two schools constructed using this system in Jordan.

Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace +53

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Description from the Architect. According to the United Nations refugee agency and Save the Children, of the current refugees, more than 1.3 million are under the age of 18. Syria’s children, both refugees and those internally displaced, desperately need access not just to basic necessities but to education as well. Many of the Syrian children have been out of school for almost three years now. And, two-thirds of school-age Syrian refugees are not getting any education.

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The program made by Pilosio Building Peace and Cameron Sinclair is focused on making schools for them since they need not only education but also a safe place to grow up healthy and have their daytime activities.

Plan
Plan

The project has devised a basic framework for schools in refugee camps that combines natural elements like sand, typical items and accessories for construction like scaffolding tubes and, above all, the labour of the refugees themselves.

Details
Details

The contribution of them, also women, in assembling these very simple, quick and intuitive structures will ensure they once again feel in charge of their own destiny and future. The use of sand, the best natural insulator par excellence, a typical feature of the Syrian culture, will make the constructions economical.

Details
Details

The idea is to use directly the earth “beneath your feet” as the material of construction. Here it happens simply by filling in between the provided frameworks for the walls by earth. The roof panels filled by the earth may also act as flower panels to produce groceries. This simple method corresponds to the local climate as well as providing a natural life cycle that prevents the earth from pollution.

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School for the Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan

Location: Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan
Built by: Pilosio Building Peace and Syrian refugees from the Za'atari Refugee Camp
Project Partner: Relief International
Supported by: JHCO – Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization
Principal Designer: Cameron Sinclair and Pouya Khazaeli
Team: Luca Drigani, Pouya Khazaeli, Dario Roustayan and Cameron Sinclair
Total Construction Cost: 30,000 Euros
Size: 16m x 16m

Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace

Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace +53

School for the Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan

Location: Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan
Built by: Pilosio Building Peace and non train volunteers from Amman
Project Partner: Save the Children
Supported by: JHCO – Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization
Principal Designer: Cameron Sinclair and Pouya Khazaeli 
Team: Luca Drigani, Pouya Khazaeli, Dario Roustayan and Cameron Sinclair
Total Construction Cost: 30,000 Euros
Size: 16m x 16m

Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace
Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace

Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace Queen Rania Park, Amman, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace +53

* View a time-lapse of the construction here.

Cite: Franco, José Tomás. "These Schools for Refugee Children in Jordan are Built Using Scaffolding and Sand" [Escuelas modulares de andamios y arena permiten educar a los niños refugiados en Jordania] 27 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/770749/escuelas-modulares-de-andamios-y-arena-permiten-educar-a-los-ninos-refugiados-en-jordania/>
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Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Image Courtesy of Pilosio Building Peace

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