Selldorf Architects is designed our second project, the Mwabwindo School in Mwabwindo Village, Zambia.
Annabelle Selldorf led design and development of the new school, which broke ground in 2016 and successfully opened for classes in 2019. Mwabwindo is the second education facility in Africa built by 14+ Foundation.
The building’s design is inspired by the tall, singular trees on the surrounding savanna that serve as gathering spaces shaded from the sun of the Central African Plateau. A large, corrugated metal roof canopy will cover a village of mud-brick classrooms arranged around courtyards and an internal street. In addition to the school for several hundred students, the program includes a building that will provide housing for eight teachers, a community vegetable garden and playing fields.