Education everywhere
Categories

research, competitions

Year

2018

Status

international competition-1st place

Description

”No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” – L. Frank Baum People affected by conflict and other humanitarian crises say education is one of their top priorities. Education provides physical and psychosocial protection that can save and sustain lives. Education should be available to everyone. In a crisis state of emergency, everything should be assembled, disassembled, and transformed in a fast way. Emergency means feasibility. A practical design should be simple and focused. “Education everywhere” is a design for mobile school consisted of six trailers that can transform into a more complex facility. Four of the trailers are designed as fold-construction tents which can be opened up to become two classrooms, a library, and a computer room. The classrooms can also join in one room, as well as a dormitory space during the night. The tents are easily assembled using the force of the vehicles. The other two trailers consist of toilets, a small kitchen, and a back-office room which is also used as storage when the school is transported. This kind of design offers a very flexible spatial composition, used in a variety of situations.