“Community. People who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group or nationality.”
Haiti Additive school System will allow Tè Nwa Community to appropriate the area and generate their own community spot based on common necessities. The space will be able to grow and change as the community does.
The project is considered as an additive tool of identical elements, using them together to generate the spaces needed. The result is the total sum of components: the roof unite, and the open wall unite.
The gable roof erects from a concrete slap, generating an environment which makes the pupils feel protected, due to its resemblance to a traditional dwelling. A local wood structure supports the zinc sheet that recollects the rain in order to store it. The open wall unite is composed by a wood frame that supports the open panels system. They are done using branches as in the ancient Haitian construction, allowing light and wind to flow through it.
Its light components and ductile connections will provide stability to the system in case of adverse conditions, such as earthquakes or hurricanes. The local materials employed, its simplicity and economy, will allow the space to grow and adapt easily. Evolving with the community.