By Andrea M. and Madeleine C., DissidentVoice / October 26th, 2010
The community, displaced by the new born Israeli state from the Negev in 1948, resolved to build a school in 1997 as a response to their dramatic demographic growth. In 1994 the signing of the Interim Oslo Accord placed their community into ‘Zone C’ an area of Israeli civilian and military control.
“Vento di terra”, specialized in the use of alternative construction materials, to improve the conditions of the users of the school.
The photo feature was realized by the photographers Andrea and Magda.
The “Desert school” project faced particular restrictions imposed by the Israeli military authority, which state the maintenance of the existing situation. In addition to the thermal insulation issue, the insufficient acoustic insulation between classrooms didn’t allow a correct lessons’ course. The solution found by the NGO to respond to all these challenges was the use of bamboos, associated with an internal insulation with earth and straw.
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