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School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos

  • 00:00 - 24 December, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos
School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos, © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia + 21

  • Engineering

    Manuel Cárdenas Aspajo
  • Construction

    JIC S.A. - Angel Javier García Paucar / local community
  • Framing

    Carpintería MARTINEZ - Elías José Martínez Ramos / Carpintería ÑHAUI - Máximo Ñhaui Centeno
  • Collaborator

    Procesadora del Sur S.A.
  • Financing

    Costa Foundation / Volcafe Foundation / ED&F MAN ChariCo
  • Cost

    185,000 USD
  • Site Area

    4118 m2
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© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

Context

The native community of Chuquibambilla, located in the Peruvian high jungle, is the most important coffee zone of the eastern district of Pangoa and is the cultural center of the region. The children population is about 250, who are studying in very poor conditions. Some of them have to travel long distances or do not even have access to education. As it is an Indian native community, people live according to their culture and customs. They are engaged in agriculture, hunting and fishing. The community has no electricity, running water or sewage system.

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

Project Criteria

The school in Chuquibambilla is a project with a strong social burden, where the community comes to be part of the process, and where the real needs and deficiencies of the site are researched.

Section
Section

More than just a place of education during school hours, the school seeks to be a place of development and exchange for the whole community, always alive, where parents, students and teachers can meet for study and recreation.

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

The program is set with three school modules and a residential module arranged around a central courtyard. These modules contain classrooms, teachers and administration area, a multifunctional classroom (library, workshops, etc.), a computer room, and dorm for students.

Plan
Plan

The project has a large outdoor program through a system of covered courtyards at various scales, for activities that connect students to nature and their traditions: outdoor classes, art and clay workshops, crafts, agronomy, animal husbandry, crop, etc. The spaces are connected by a shaded path that is assumed as an effective meeting place, becoming an extension of the program. A building in which the boundaries between interior and exterior fade to create public space connected to its environment.

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

Strategy and process

Along with a seismic structural design, the building design combines vernacular and modern materials, introducing modern building systems using local resources.

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

The inclusion of local labor allows the transfer of knowledge through on-site experience. The ambition is to create a sense of belonging among residents and to inspire a process of continuing work in its environment.

Diagram
Diagram

Climate comfort is achieved through the use of passive systems, with particular attention to sunlight control, ventilation and natural lighting, reducing energy requirements to a minimum. The computer room is powered by solar panels. Gray water is treated and re-used for irrigation of green areas.

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

The project, due to its contextual and local specificities, has been developed through a participatory process with the community. Workshops with students, teachers, and volunteers have been instrumental to bring this culturally different community to an exchange of ideas. 

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

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Cite: "School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos" [Escuela en Chuquibambilla / Marta Maccaglia + Paulo Afonso + Bosch Arquitectos] 24 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/579909/school-in-chuquibambilla-ama-bosch-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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