The Burkina Institute of Technology was constructed by Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré's studio. The university is located in Burkina Faso, western Africa. Its walls are made from locally sourced clay to decrease construction waste and import pollution.
The building is officially part of Lycée Schorge Secondary School's campus in Koudougou and intends to offer students an opportunity to continue their education post-secondary in a local setting. The 2,100-square-meter school uses screens of eucalyptus wood to blend into its clay ground surroundings. Within the building is a series of modules that make up classrooms, lecture halls, and auxiliary spaces. To facilitate airflow, the modules are staggered in an optimal formation. In addition, classrooms are arranged around a rectangular courtyard.
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