A Round Literacy
A Round Literacy is a library which goes beyondits education aspect. The aim is to make ita structure that works simultaneously withthe chosen site Dire-Dawa in Ethiopia and itsresidents. The building process will be decidedin three phases, in order to build a solidcommunity base before the completion of thelibrary.To introduce such a program in a country struckby poverty, it is essential to consider the basicnecessities first. Thus, the project will start withequipment such as a water dispenser, restroomsand a communal space to sell edibles.
A “CIRCLE” is an organic shape that fosterstogetherness, and communities. The accessto literacy must be not only supported byarchitecture but the local actors who will bringtheir own strength and gather around thisproject.
In order to make the most of the book storage’scapacity while keeping the overall volumecompact, rounded mezzanines are shapingsemi levels close to the book shelves. They arethe support for creative ways to occupy thespace and offer more intimate areas where theceiling produces the feeling of a child hut.