Early Childhood Education Center
Xai - Xai District, Gaza, Mozambique
The Mozambican context is characterized by imaginative thinking, the ability to create with little, and to enjoy beauty and colour in craft and play - irrespective of one’s means and limitations. The sensibility for this project is inspired by this resilience. The primitive forms of the Macuti home are fused with the image of children studying and playing under an acacia tree. Such imagery has informed the masterplan and landscape design of the project. The project is imagined as an ensemble of volumes that hug an inner garden that comprises of places for play and gathering.