Collège Amadou Hampaté Bâ, Niger
Working with Article 25, we’re expanding Collège Hampaté Bâ to provide primary and secondary education for up to 1,200 students. The design utilises locally available materials and skills, and helps mitigate the extreme heat by using passive design principles.
We developed the design for water, sanitation and the electrical systems. We also provided advice on passive environmental measures to inform the final build-up of the roof for the typical classroom and the vaulted roofs of the other buildings.
The secondary school students will benefit from a new science laboratory with gas taps, as well as a new library and an air-conditioned computer room.
A new water tower is included in the masterplan and will guarantee that fresh water can reach the far extremes of the site. It has been designed with resilience in mind and has connections with multiple water supplies (underground tank, natural well and mains water). A water pumping system is powered by PV panels.