African

Agora

Africa, and in this case Malawi, is synonymous with community, diversity and nature. The biggest challenge of this project was to incorporate the busy road running past the school. Instead of neglecting this space, we embraced its opportunities. The vision for this space is to become an Agora providing communal opportunities to sell, buy, meet, and learn.

Hand-drawn sketch of a school in a rural community in Malawi, Africa, by Francois Malan Architects Stellenbosch
The Agora, or community space, of a school in a rural community in Malawi, Africa by Francois Malan Architects Stellenbosch

"This African Agora connects cultures, people, education, economics and the landscape."

The community space of a school in a rural community in Malawi, Africa designed by Francois Malan Architects Stellenbosch
3-dimensional prototype of a school in a rural community in Malawi, Africa by Francois Malan Architects Stellenbosch

Comunity
and Culture

The main courtyard will serve as a community space and direct connection to the primary school. The spaces overlook agricultural lands and animal camps which provide easy access for learning purposes.

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