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Orkidstudio unwraps Zambia school

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA]  UK-based humanitarian design outfit Orkidstudio has completed this £35,000 school project near Chingola, Zambia

The Mutende Children’s Village project features a 350m² flexible school hall which can be reconfigured as separate classrooms.

The building, Orkidstudio’s fourth design and build project, was constructed by 10 volunteers in seven weeks.

Orkidstudio's Mutende school project near Chingola, Zambia

Orkidstudio’s Mutende school project near Chingola, Zambia

Project data

Architect Orkidstudio
Location Chingola, Zambia
Type of project School
Structural engineers StructureMode
Client Harold Mwenge Memorial Academy (Mutende)
Funding Charitable donations
Start on site date 1 July 2013
Contract duration 7 weeks (on site)
Gross internal floor area 350m²
Total cost £35,000
Planning supervisor Chingola Municipal Council Planning Department
Main contractor Orkidstudio






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