The school of tires

Jerusalem / Israel / 2009

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This emergency construction project is included in a wider international cooperation project, in which a Bedouin community decided to build a school for their children in their current camp. The starting constraints were quite complex: absolute prohibition of using cement and foundations, due to the prohibition for the Palestinians of non-temporary artifacts in the area C of the West Bank, velocity and simplicity in the construction; minimum costs and local non-skilled manpower. From these constraints came up a project that brings together the rapid and simple construction with a high-level of comfort conditions. The walls, made of tires fulfilled with earth, and the roof, made with sandwich panels supported by wooden beams were built in just two weeks with a first reduced budget. Thanks to several later donations, the school was completed with all the closing elements including a photovoltaic system for the production of electricity.All the works have been carried out by manpower from the local community, under the technical direction of ARCò.
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    This emergency construction project is included in a wider international cooperation project, in which a Bedouin community decided to build a school for their children in their current camp. The starting constraints were quite complex: absolute prohibition of using cement and foundations, due to the prohibition for the Palestinians of non-temporary artifacts in the area C of the West Bank, velocity and simplicity in the construction; minimum costs and local non-skilled manpower. From these...

    Project details
    • Year 2009
    • Work finished in 2009
    • Client Vento di Terra NGO + Jerusalem Bedouin Cooperative Committee
    • Cost 65.000 €
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Schools/Institutes
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