Caribbean School

This project is a school building in the Dutch Antilles (Isle of St. Eustatius) in the Caribbean. The building was quickly needed during the renovation of the original school building. To save shipping costs, the entire building was shipped as flat packed modules of 15 m2 each. The whole building could be shipped in two 40 ft shipping containers, including all additional items of the sanitary rooms, the furniture and other parts to complete the building.

Flat pack units are ideal for construction projects in remote areas like small islands, to which shipping costs tend to be expensive. After assembly six flat pack modules created a space of 90 m2 or 270 m3, while the shipped volume is only 90 m3. Especially for larger projects, this volume reduction means a significant saving in shipping costs. One module can be assembled with a trained crew of two in about four hours.

Project information: School in the Caribbean.

Remarkable: After arrival on site the entire school building including sanitary rooms and air conditioning was completed in only 7 working days with a crew of 4 (with support from 4 locally hired workers).

The temperature on the Island can be very high in the summer. We added extra insulation in the building to ensure a comfortable indoor climate in the class rooms.