The School of Alpha Omega Engages Children with Nature

 - Jun 15, 2017
References: archdaily
The city of Tangerang, Indonesia, is surrounded by dazzling displays of nature, and the School of Alpha Omega makes use of natural materials to highlight the value of this environment for the students who attend it. The rural school is built with a thatched bamboo roof and wood floors and walls, giving the buildings a feeling of connection with nature.

One of the School of Alpha Omega's quirks is that the entire series of buildings are raised above the ground by two meters. Though that gives a better view of the surrounding vista, the design decision was a practical one, not an aesthetic one. The ground upon which the buildings stand is swampy, meaning that it isn't steady enough to carry an embedded foundation. Raising the buildings ensures that they will be safe and secure.