WEbuilding

La Ensenada Centro Educativo

Year
2019-ongoing

Location
La Ensenada, Colombia

Context
Rural

Issue
Education/Illiteracy

Size
11 classrooms

Service
Design

Partners
La Ensenada Centro Educativo
HTW
Universidad los Andes

Sustainability
Local workers + training Sustainable design
Local materials

La Ensenada Centro Educadivo

As part of the from the InnoPiangua project, lead by the HTW University and Los Andes university, which plans to Enabling sustainable local development through innovative mobility and energy structures in the Nariño region in post-conflict Colombia, WEbuilding aims to bring projects of infrastructure that will contribute to the communities development. This project was done as a pilot project. The Project involves the re-construction of the already existing school center La Ensenada.

Issue
The main issue of la Ensenada project is the lack of good learning conditions. For example, lessons of four different classes are taking place in the same shared room. Moreover, in the actual building, not only the quality of the lectures is in danger, but also the safety of all kids and teachers, due to bad maintenance of the building, and humidity of the area.

Solution
We propose the re-construction of the school, by designing a completely new infrastructure, that will consist of 11 classrooms, a teachers’ office, toilets facilities, a media room/library and a communal room for events and eating.