RIBA International Prize 2018: Children Village by Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum
Three open courts form the basic structure of Children Village. The dormitories are placed at the centre of the ground floor, while common rooms for learning and playing are located on the upper floor. The shade-providing roof consists of cross-laminated timber beams and pillars. The resulting overhanging structure creates an intermediate space, a sort of veranda that despite the tropical climatic conditions requires no cooling.
The Children Village was built entirely out of local construction materials and is one of forty school projects run by the Bradesco Foundation, which is committed to providing better educational opportunities in rural areas of Brazil.