DNA Barcelona Architects¬†arrives in Accra, Ghana, to build a British school where the children can complete their education, from kindergarten level to secondary school level.
PROGRAM: Kiddy college, primary and
secondary school, gymnasium
-Kiddy College: 3,018 m2
-Primary School: 4,349 m2
-Secondary School: 5,956 m2
-Gymnasium: 2,512 m2
SITE: 8,776 m2
BUILT: 15,835 m2
STATUS: In progress
The circulation space of the building takes the form of a single long, winding corridor which interlocks with itself and steadily rises in height, creating several residual exterior common spaces which are surrounded by glass walls.
It is both a symbolic and a spatial statement: it provides social spaces for the students and places of pauses and repose for the students, the gradual rise in height of the corridor represents the progression of a child¬īs education and the glass walls give a sense of permeability between the inside and the outside, between education and life outside.