Playground and Outdoor Classroom / Multifunctional Pavilion Project
Verón Primary School, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic

A collaborative project between the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, the Punta Cana-Bávaro Rotary Club, Peacework Development Fund, and the School of Architecture + Design and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech

Program Site Background Design Construction
Photo by Lindsey Gates, 2005

Program Statement:

The Playground and Outdoor Classroom / Multifunctional Pavilion Project for the Primary School of Verón focuses "on the school's need for a safe and constructive place for students to play (particularly the younger students), participate in school and extracurricular activities, and control rainwater flooding and overexposure to the sun, heat, and elements... In addition to and even incorporated as part of the playground, the school could greatly benefit from a designated multifunctional space [a covered pavilion for 70-100 students] where students can engage in a variety of activities that would support their education..." *

Drawings by students of the Verón Primary School of the playground they would like to have:

Site Information:

* Information obtained from Peacework

Climate Data:

Site Location:
(Lat.= 18° 35' 46.5" N, Long.= 68° 24' 43" W)

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Background Information:

Last updated: 3/15/09