© 2022 Daisy Ziyan Zhang


Community Initiative and Exhibition; Sydney, 2017
project realized by teamwork; all drawings and photos presented here are completed by myself; the models are completed together with B. Dixon

Vanuatu is a Pacific country of islands that experiences with constant devastating natural disasters. Our team initiated a collaboration with the local Freswind community to design, raise funds and build a new school to replace one lost to cyclone Pam in 2015. It provides a multifunctional space that is suitable for teaching, learning, and all sorts of community activities. Natural ventilation and lighting are enhanced by the wind-catcher and adjustable windows. The interior cladding uses indigenous woven bamboo sheets. The design is modular in a way that allows for the potential to erect a whole community in the future.

1:20 detail model