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Simba Vision Montessori School
by Architectural Pioneering Consultants

Simba Vision Montessori School by Architectural Pioneering Consultants
Photo by Nadia Christ

Architectural Pioneering Consultants has designed the Simba Vision Montessori School in Ngabobo Village, Tanzania.

The Simba Vision School provides a unique spatial solution for Montessori teaching in rural northern Tanzania.

Rather than following a traditional school design brief, the spaces developed by the architects and users were designed around the idea of 'Montessori patterns' – spatial ideas derived from the principles of Montessori education.

The school not only sits amidst a vast mountainous backdrop, but Maasai tribes, who are slowly shifting their traditional, semi-nomadic lifestyle to permanent settlements with irrigated agriculture and motorised transportation, form the school’s clientele.

The architecture supports the students undergoing a change of lifestyle by incorporating Montessori design principles.

This project has been longlisted in the education project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Architectural Pioneering Consultants
Project: Simba Vision Montessori School
Credits: Wolfgang Rossbauer, Udo Thoennissen, Lorenz Eugster and GMP Consulting Engineers

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