The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people, most of them are children, most of them do not receive education because of a lack of schools.A vast majority of people who have been displaced from Syria are now living informally within the host community, hence they are o en found without access to social security, sanitation and educational facilities.
The school will be used by children in the morning and by adults during the afternoon, who will use the space to learn reading and writing skills.
The construction is inspired by the Great Mosque of Djenné, traditional earth architecture from Mali and vernacular beehive house structures of Syria originating form Aleppo and Homs, where many of the refugees come from.
This kind of building technique does not require high-tensile-strength reinforcements and can be built quickly with unskilled labor, performing better than tents, cement blocks and corrugated metal sheets in terms of thermal insulation. In comparison with a cement block structure of similar dimensions, the costs for construction were halved.