Costa Rica’s School Made of Bamboo

Costa Rica News – In Osa, a school made of bamboo has been raised in the middle of the forest.

The school aims to teach 50 children about much more than mathematics and Spanish.

It will also  them environmental values.

The material is all harvested from the area. It is resistant and versatile. It is especially suitable for warm humid weather as it does not accumulate heat and it does favor natural ventilation.

The school measures 500 square meters which will include two classrooms, health services, a dining room and other multipurpose spaces.

The electricity will be provided by solar panels and rainwater will be used.

The project costs ¢148 million and was financed by the Institute of Rural Development. It coordinated with the Ministry of Public Education.

The construction should be finished in May.

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