TAKLOB: A Low-cost and Disaster Resilient School Design
TAKLOB
Taklob /takl´ob/ v. to cover

An average of 20 tropical storms enter the Philippines each year. Year in and year out, we can only imagine the damage it brings to our country. During these times of calamities, schools and other institutional facilities serve as evacuation centers, but sadly, some of them also get washed out during tropical storms. Under
these circumstances, it only seems fitting that a new design —directed to adapt and withstand tropical storms— under a reasonable budget and short construction period, is to be formulated.

With TAKLOB, a solid covering using steel framing system is specifically designed to survive strong typhoons. Utilizing built-up arches as main structural members, this low-cost and disaster-resillient school (which doubles as an evacuation center during typhoons) provides a safe, stable, and comfortable refuge for people of typhoon-prone areas. It is also elevated 1 meter from the ground to prevent damage from storm surges.

The design also allows cross ventilation through wide jalousie windows and a clerestory. Operable storm shutters are also provided to totally close of the entire building during typhoons. Hence, the act of "pagtaklob" in its truest form.
 
Designed by Mervin Afan, Rafael Khemlani, Corenne Martin
Build Forward Design Competition
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