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The new project of Assouindé’s primary school is a new canteen building developed to accomodate 200 kids of the village during lunchtime. Assouindé is a village in Ivory Coast.The canteen is organized around two main spaces, the «salle à manger» and the «cuisine». A main roof covers both spaces allowing a better air flow as well as a sun and rain protection.

The main space, the «salle à manger», is surrounded by a unique long bench that encloses the space and offers a sitting area for the kids during lunch. This space has also been thought as a meeting point for the villagers during social events. The «cuisine» is the space used to prepare the food for the kids’ lunch. It connects itself to the «salle à manger» thanks to a large opening. The canteen is being realised according to the usual construction methods and materials which are found in the village.