Located in the Kenyan village of Kogelo, where Barack Obama’s father was born, the Mama Sarah Obama Legacy Campus will be an educational enclave for a thousand students and preschool-age children in danger of being marginalized. The project presents three main parts: a secondary school, a primary school, and a kindergarten. Each school is expressly designed for its particular age group and includes libraries, recreation areas, and sport facilities. Though the three schools operate independently, they share an auditorium, sport pavilions, and a cafeteria. These places, thought out with the development of the larger community in mind, will also accommodate events for the rest of Kogelo’s inhabitants. Through the creation of environments fostering curiosity and critical thinking, the youth of Kogelo can be better prepared for life outside the classroom.

The different buildings are visually united by the materials. The main structure is built with brick, and on top of it a timber superstructure supports the roof. This system promotes the circulation of air and casts shade over the facades, helping to control high temperatures.

Cliente Client

Mama Sarah Obama Foundation

Arquitectos Architects

Kéré Architecture

Equipo de diseño Design Team

Raquel Font, Rozenn Balay, Jerome Byron Horde, Fabian Kemp, Alice Busani, Adriana Arteaga, Diego Sologuren Martin

Superficie construida Built-up area

9,6 ha