Maria Auxiliadora School

Location: Ica, Peru

Issues addressed: Education, Poverty, Unemployment, Community Empowerment, Local Identity, Social Inclusion, Responsible Rebuilding after Natural Disasters, Seismic Construction, Recycling, Energy Efficiency, Local Sourcing of Materials, Design Education, Sustainable and Passive Systems

Summary: This project addresses the inferior quality of school infrastructure that existed before and especially after an earthquake hit the Los Calderones community in 2007. The team used unique strategies to engage, excite and educate a broad spectrum of community members from children to teachers throughout the design process.

Team: Architecture for Humanity, Happy Hearts Fund, ING-INTEGRA Peru, Maria Auxiliadora School, Los Calderones Community, TateMunicipality