“Kahere Eila Poultry Farming School.” In Modernity and Community: Architecture in the Islamic World, edited by Philippa Baker, 89-100. London: Thames & Hudson, 2001.
This school is a small complex built between 1997 and 1998 on a poultry farm in Koliagbe near Kindia, a town 120 kilometres inland from the coast of Guinea. It was made possible by the support given to local initiatives by Eila Kivekäs and the development association she later founded, Indigo. The school was designed by the Finnish architects Heikkinen-Komonen who combined the timber structures typical of their own traditional architecture with local materials, improved by simple technological advances. It is the last of five projects designed by these architects for this client using a similar programme and materials.