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.


architects: Angelo Renna, Cecile-Diama Samb  |  client: Unknown  |  status: Competition (2017)  |  location: Assouindé, Côte d'Ivoire  |  climate: Hot, Tropical  |  materials: metal, wood  |  environment: Undefined  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: small  |  types: education, school  |  views: 7.032