THE ORIANA PROJECT

Allies and Morrison hosted The Oriana Project exhibition at our Southwark Street Studios throughout August 2016. The exhibit explored the architecture of a boarding house in Kenya for disabled and disadvantaged children, which has been designed by the practice.

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 project, included site visits by both Allies and Morrison and Arup staff. These initiated the design process, developed the brief through conversations and workshops with teachers, pupils and other relevant stakeholders. It also involved the recording of locally available materials and building traditions, which inspired our contextually-sensitive design. An extensive team from across the practice then prepared a thorough and comprehensive architectural response.