Oriana Project Kenya
We are designing a boarding school for disabled, vulnerable and orphaned children on a ten-acre plot near Nanyuki with views of Mount Kenya.
The Nanyuki Preparatory School is an existing school in central Kenya looking to expand and secure its future while providing expanded boarding facilities. Working with a registered charity headed by Peter and Emmeline Carr, Allies and Morrison and Arup have jointly designed a new home for the school. The new campus has been designed on a pro-bono basis.
The children for the school come from many different backgrounds, including orphans who have lost their parents to disease to those who are physically disabled because their wheelchair simply cannot fit through existing doors. Our architecture responds to these conditions by creating an accessible place that is a nurturing and inviting environment.