一组互补的单位 – 学校位于乌干达首都的郊区。客户是一个非政府组织,他们一直将TERAKOYA小学教育作为支持失去父母的儿童的一个项目。

A Cluster of Complementary Units – The school was located at the outskirts of the Ugandan capital. The client is an NGO, who have been running TERAKOYA Primary Education as a project to support children who have lost their parents.

随着需要支助的儿童数量的增加,学校扩大了规模,建立了新的教室。除了教授不同年龄、学术水平和来自不同家庭背景的儿童外,学校还提供广泛的活动,如舞蹈和音乐、职业培训和对照顾者的辅导。因此,我们没有为一切可以预期的事情进行设计,而是试图创造一个鼓励开放和自发使用的空间,诸如 “今天我们在树荫下上课吧 “这样的时刻。

As the number of children in need of support increases, the school expands to build new classrooms. In addition to teaching children of different ages, academic levels and from different family backgrounds, the school also offers a wide range of activities such as dance and music, vocational training and counselling for caregivers. Therefore, instead of designing for everything that could be expected, we sought to create a space that would encourage open and spontaneous use, moments such as “Let’s have a class under the shade of a tree today”.

该场地位于一个坡度较小的山坡上,房屋规模相对较小。它从东到西拉长,沿其纵轴倾斜。我们希望通过签署一系列的小屋顶,与周围社区的规模产生共鸣,从而与周围的环境创造一个更大的整体。这些 “不完整 “的小单元–由于太小而无法单独实现功能–可以一起工作,相互补充,吸收坡度差异,创造出时而连接、时而分离的空间。

The site is located on a gently sloping hill with relatively small scale houses. It elongates from east to west and slopes along its longitudinal axis. We hope to create a bigger whole with the surrounding environment byde signing a series of small roofs that resonate with the scale of the surrounding neighbourhood. The ‘incomplete’ small units -too small to fulfil functions on their own- could work together to complement each other, absorb the gradient differences and create spaces that sometimes connect and sometimes separate.

屋顶坐落在一个5米x5米的结构之上。每个屋顶的高边打开,形成屋檐,接受来自两个方向的光线,并扩展到从相邻的低矮屋顶收集雨水。五间 “教室 “可以用砖墙和配件封闭,与相邻的 “梯田 “相辅相成–这些单元只有盖子,四面开放。这23个看似随意排列的单元并不仅仅是教室和露台(内部和外部)。有时,教室成为中央舞台的两翼。有时三个单元走到一起,形成一个更大的连接房间。整体通过在功能和环境上相互补充而完成。

The roof sits on top of a 5mx5m structure. The high side of each roof opens to create gables that receive light from two directions and extend to catch rainwater from the neighbouring low roofs. The five “classrooms”, which can be closed off by brick walls and fittings, are complemented by the neighbouring “terraces”- units which are only covered and open on all sides. The 23 seemingly random-arranged units are not just classrooms and terraces (inside and outside). Sometimes the classrooms become the wings of the central stage. Sometimes three units come together to form a larger connected room. The whole was completed by complementing each other functionally and environmentally.


The landscape is laid out on a 45-degree grid to facilitate relationships between the units. The eucalyptus log columns that support the roof structure are placed intentionally away from the four corners to invite flow into the rooms. This gesture creates a sense of connection not only between the two neighbouring huts, but also diagonally across the street.


The diagonals also evolve into a series of slopes each absorbing a 450mm level difference in the topography and create a zigzag movement across the site. They eventually lead to the external fence, and create a small space between the fence and the public road. The last hut straddles the external fence and provides a shaded space for the neighbours under its eaves. Rainwater collected from each roof is stored in the basement, with a pump installed to provide domestic water to the local residents- who then no longer need to go to the well at the bottom of the hill to fetch water.


In a region where many school construction projects are carried out on a temporary basis, this NGO has been steadily building relationships with the community through home visits. The small units, supported by slightly bent logs, have begun to come together to create a new place. We hope that it will grow to facilitate and symbolise the interdependent relationship between the community and the project.

Architects: TERRAIN architects
Area : 896 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs :Timothy Latim
Contractors : GESES UGANDA
Structure : Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Tokyo University of Arts
Architectural Design & Supervision : Ikko Kobayashi + Fumi Kashimura, TERRAIN architects
City : Nansana
Country : Uganda