Habitat Initiative Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

In the north of Mozambique eleven preschools and community centres were realised by local craftsmen using an innovative earth and bamboo construction system. The seven schools have a maximum span of 6 m and four more simple dwellings were completed in a system similar to that used locally. A training program was initiated that aimed to develop and strengthen the local building culture which is based on natural resources and simple handicraft techniques.

Client
Aga Khan Foundation Mozambique

Construction period
2008–2010

Architect
Roswag Architekten

Structural Engineer, Earth Building Consultancy
Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure


Publications

Phaidon Atlas: Habitat Initiative Cabo Delgado

van Uffelen, C.: Bamboo Architecture & Design, Braun Publishing, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-03768-182-4

Architektenkammer Berlin (Ed.): BUILDING BERLIN, VOL. 4 – The Latest Architecture in and out of the Capital, Braun Publishing, Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3-03768-188-6

EARTH WORKS – Participation, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Mozambique
(www.architekturclips.de)

'Measure of Man – Measure of Architecture
New Responsibility in Architecture and Urbanism' 
Aedes Am Pfefferberg

'Globa­le BauWelten' 
Exhibition of Norddeutschen Zentrum für nachhaltiges Bauen (NZNB), Verden

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – Mozambique: Social Development

Baunetzmeldung: Schulen aus Lehm und Bambus – Vortrag in Berlin

Photos
Paula Holtz