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Rosenbaum, Aleph Zero, Bradesco Foundation, Canuanã School, Leonardo Finotti

Village-type solution for children: Canuanã boarding school in Brazil

With their project for 540 children and young people who study and live at Canuanã school, the Brazilian architects Rosenbaum and Aleph Zero came up with a new interpretation for such a place of education and accommodation, developing their ideas for the boarding school in intense collaboration with the local  community, the teachers and the children. In three phases – research, immersion and teamwork – questions were discussed and possible solutions arrived at together with all those involved.

This resulted in use of local construction techniques and materials (such as solid and perforated clay brickwork walls). The  continual dialogue with teachers and students led to an organisation of space involving two larger villages, one for male and the other for female students. Both residences are set at the edges of the site and look out onto the adjacent farming land.

Individually the residences are divided into 45 dormitories for six children each and grouped around three large courtyards. Interaction areas such as balconies, places for reading and hammock rooms are located above the sleeping blocks.  An elegant metal roof installed above the lightweight wood structure creates an intermediary space between inside and out, creating the effect of a large veranda and letting the gaze wander over the landscape.

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