Mario Cucinella’s 20 Green Schools for Gaza Will Cost $2 Million Each

13/12/2011 6:06
Mario Cucinella’s 20 Green Schools for Gaza Will Cost $2 Million Each | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World



A formidable use of the environment, paired with a contemporary design that uses local cultural wisdom. All made possible by the Kuwait Fund and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).


Mario Cucinella has designed a gorgeous prototype for the first of twenty green schools that will soon pop up throughout the Gaza Strip at a price of $2 million a pop. Combining contemporary sustainable design with ancient Islamic architecture, these schools will be 100% self-sustaining so that up to 16,000 children will have access to a bright green education…………. (the) schools that will be solar-powered, heated and cooled by cutting edge geothermal systems, and harvest rainwater and recycle grey water.


Tess Michaels