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KIBERA HAMLETS SCHOOL

Doing much with little

SelgasCano | Helloeverything

Africa | Nairobi

It all started when architectural photographer, Iwan Baan, and architects SelgasCano visited the only “school” providing education for the children in Nairobi’s Kibera Hamlets, one of Kenya’s poorest slums. The trip prompted SelgasCano to turn their brief for a summer pavilion for Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art into an opportunity to design and finance a structure that after its useful life at the exhibition could be easily dismantled, shipped and re-built in the Kenyan slum as a new school. The project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of many: the Louisiana Museum, architecture studios SelgasCano of Madrid and helloeverything based in New York, Kenyan architect Abdul Fatah Adam, photographer Iwan Baan, and the London creative workplace Second Home. The whole process of ideation and realization of the pavilion highlights three...

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