The Project for the Construction of Primary and Secondary Schools in Yemen

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The Yemeni government said that the eradication of illiteracy and the dissemination of basic education are urgent needs, and that the improvement of these needs requires (1) increasing the gross enrollment rate in basic education, (2) reducing the number of dropouts, especially girls, and (3) expanding literacy education for adults. In order to achieve the goals set by the Yemeni government, this plan aimed to improve the gross enrolment rate by improving the shortage of classrooms and procuring educational materials for the nine-year basic education schools in Taiz and Ibb governorates, which are among the 10 governorates that requested it and have high population densities and a significant shortage of classrooms.

Project description

In planning the facility, we decided to use a reinforced concrete structure in order to ensure earthquake resistance while following the traditional Yemeni masonry building form. Since the school is located in a rural area where electricity is not available, natural lighting was the basic principle of the facility plan. In addition, the structure was designed to provide effective ventilation and lighting during the summer, and to be robust against damage and theft.

  • LOCATION         Yemen
  • STRUCTURE        Reinforced concrete, 2stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    30 site, 268 classroom, Total 21,487㎡
  • COMPLETION        2003
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision(Joint venture with Kume Sekkei)