Gursum Mosque + Mana Barumsa (School)

Gursum, Ethiopia

Status: In progress

Gursum mosque + mana barumsa (school) is a project that was funded by Ali Birra a legendary Oromo singer, songwriter, composer, and poet.


To promote sustainability and low-cost maintenance it was important to retain as much of the existing buildings. We were inspired by local vernacular architecture where rammed earth was the main building material.