Ethiopian Satellite Preschools Competition, open competition
Together with Barak Mizrahi
The proposed scheme for Abbay Kamisa organization is a flexible
an expandable structure, in which the corridor is used as a typology and a
device that structures an enclosed courtyard. With the arrangement of the different needed programs around one corridor it becomes a place for diverse and sometimes unplanned social encounters; It is the place where parents wil
spontaneously meet, sisters will share a short break from class and neighbors from nearby villages will get to know each other.
Each wing of the corridor is articulated differently. On its outer side, an array of small gardens allows indoor
activity and formal classes to spread out while after school hours, the small
gardens become an out-of-sight extension of the courtyard and a place for play.
A layout of doors and openings encourage interpretation of use
unplanned play to take place. To allow maximum flexibility the corridor is the first element to
be built on site, once built,
the corridor will serve as a structural skeleton for future
expansion, this will make the act of corridoring a main architectural
theme and a structural gesture.