Best Educational Project_Garba Tulla School_TRIAD Architects

Best Educational Project_Garba Tulla School_TRIAD Architects


Garba Tulla School
Best Educational Project
Location: Isiolo
Architects: TRIAD Architects, 1978

Best Educational Project_Garba Tulla School

In a desolate and harsh landscape, this project is a subtle and thoughtful exemplar of the ability of geometry and proportion, rhythm and repetition to order the world. This building is an eloquent yet clipped lecture on the beauty of tectonics, the delight of making, and a sparseness of effort, materials and detail that is forward-looking for our hot, flat and crowded planet and Kenya in the 21st century. It is reassuring to see that almost two generations ago, architects in Kenya were practising obviously appropriate ‘green architecture’ through a deep understanding of place, opportunity, material and people’s skills and needs.’