SOS Primary School
Hargeysa, Somaliland

Year: 2011
Client: SOS The children, International
Area: 1.900m2
Team: Estrella de Andrés, Iñigo Torrens
Status: Completed


Out of a five-acre plot in Somaliland, we built this primary school with courtyards as the most distinguishing characteristic.

The classrooms are centred around two of them, and the third serves as a reception and administration area with a library. We left as much of the plot as possible as is in order to create a playground and sports facility for the children.

We also needed to maximize the use of water as there isn’t much in this particular area. A complete rain harvesting system is designed to collect the water from the roofs.