Secondary School Stair and Garden: The Secondary School Stair and Garden project transforms a garbage dump into a series of terraces, a stairway and a broad entry platform leading into the secondary school. It provides access from the school’s central campus to secondary school classrooms. More than 500 parents participated in the construction process. They cleared the garbage dump site, moved enormous amounts of sand and stone and worked with students and craftsmen to construct retaining walls, the stair and the plaza. In 2013 and 2014, the IUCI team returned to the school to assess the conditions of the project. The stair remains in very good condition and has become the primary means of circulation between the central campus and the secondary school.
- Informal Urban Communities Initiative
- Lima, Peru
- Iquitos, Peru
- Design Activism Studios
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