Catania, Italy / Sedhiou, Senegal
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African Music School
The project aims to create a symbolic architecture that uses only local materials and simple yet innovative technologies, so as to create teaching and development opportunities also on site. The architecture is designed to optimize not only the spatial distribution of spaces but also the liveability inside, through systems of openings and volumes that create differences in pressures necessary to promote a natural ventilation useful for cooling environments. In fact, the large roof, in addition to absorbing and shielding the sun's rays creating shading, has the purpose of promoting the escape of hot air flows. The realization of the project is strictly connected to a language inspired by the traditions of architecture, like Diola House (in photos above and below) and the local landscape. Only local resources are used and specifically, poor material, cheap and easy to find. The use of certain materials has the objective also to sensitize