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.