The construction of educational spaces for the San Francisco de Asis Educational Institution is part of the Enel Community Empowerment Program. The project is currently developed in Colombia by Architecture for Humanity with the local support of Endesa Colombia Foundation
STATUS: Design Development
NEXT MILESTONE: Finalise detailed design package for client's approval
The San Francisco de Asis Educational Institution is a public entity dedicated to vocational training. This institution has spent 25 years preparing young people from neighborhoods located in the Mamonal area, Cartagena who in addition to their academic high school education are prepared as technicians in various specialties, which currently are held in the institution premises.
Due to rapid population growth in the communities that are served by the educational institution there is a huge problem of overcrowding in the 22 existing classrooms. The institution serves 540 young people seeking vocational training, 800 young people between 6-8 grades, and 105 in vocational courses; in addition, the youths from other institutions come to Francisco de Asis to train as technicians.
PROJECT LOCATION CARTAGENA - COLOMBIA
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The project aims to build 15 new classrooms to improve the school infrastructure. The First Stage of the project will built 3 new classrooms and a multipurpose dance hall.
This intervention will benefit the 1,445 students that the institution already has in by providing the appropriate learning environments and been in accordance with the local regulations.
The new project includes:
- 3 New classrooms.
- 1 Multipurpose dance hall.
- General exterior works.
- Minor landscape upgrade
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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY
The role of Architecture for Humanity is essential throughout all the project development stages. The first step is to analyze the feasibility of the project in order to design an appropriate building that relates to the existing context and the community can take full ownership of the project. Architecture for Humanity is managing the design, construction and construction administration of the school, making sure that the project represents the community’s objectives and the project is developed within schedule and budget. The role of Architecture for Humanity also consists in post-occupancy services in order to build a quality infrastructure that will be sustainable and used by the Mamonal community’s youth for the next generations.
Workshops engaging the community
Report describing the most important activities involving the community during the design stage.
Architectural design brief
Report describing the goals to develop during the design stage.
Schematic Design – School MasterPlan
Analysis and visualization of the school’s long term project.