Orengo-Nyaguda Village Children's Learning Resource Center - Kenya
Project Overview The conceptual design by architect Darrell James, AIA, www.darrelljamesarchitecture.com provides 5,500 square feet (517 sq. metres) of space under roof with exterior shaded covered loggias and a walled interior courtyard for outdoor reading and teaching sessions. Interior classrooms, a library, kitchen and dining room, living quarters for the headmaster, conference room and administration office is also provided. The architecture and materials are derived from local vernacular traditions. The design incorporates sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting, ventilation louvers, a solar panel array to power lighting, ceiling fans, laptop computers, cell phone chargers and water pumps. The PV system was designed by Sunflower Solutions, www.thesunflowersolutions.com.
Construction scheduled to begin in Fall of 2011. For more information see www.lauraplace.org.