School handmade in Bangladesh
New school building made of monolithic earth with bamboo construction

  • Ground floor in load-bearing monolithic earth construction (cob)
  • Upper floor as bamboo frame construction
  • Built as a model building to improve local building methods using the indigenous materials earth and bamboo

Client
METI (Modern Education and Training Institute) Dipshikha, Bangladesch in partnership with Shanti e.V. Germany

Net floor area
310 sq m

Completion
12 / 2005

Architect
Anna Heringer Mag.arch. (design/concept)
Eike Roswag Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (technical planning)

Structural Engineer, Earth Building Consultancy
Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure
Dr.-Ing Christof Ziegert, Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Seiler

Construction
Dipshikha, METI with local labourers, own training unit

Bamboo Construction Consultancy
Emmanuel Heringer, Stefanie Haider

Awards
Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2007 and others


Publications

www.meti-school.de

SCHOOL IN RUDRAPUR – hand-built in four months…, Aga Khan Award for Architecture
(www.architekturclips.de)

'Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement'
3 October 2010 – 3 January 2011, Museum of Modern Art, New York

'Measure of Man – Measure of Architecture
New Responsibility in Architecture and Urbanism'
12 August – 10 November 2010, Aedes Am Pfefferberg

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

Herrmann E. M. im Geüpräch mit Anna Heringer: Architektur als Katalysator für gesellschaftliche Entwicklung, published in: profile, Edition Nr.18/2017, S. 16-19

Jodidio, Philip, GREEN Architecture Now!, Taschen, Cologne 2009. School Handmade in Bangladesh

Von Börries, Friedrich / Böttger, Matthias, (Ed.), Updating Germany. 100 Projekte für eine bessere Zukunft, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2008. School Handmade in Bangladesh

Feireiss, Kristin / Freireiss, Lukas (Ed.) Architecture of Change. Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin 2008. School Handmade in Bangladesh

Cachola Schmal, Peter (Ed.), Deutsches Architektur Jahrbuch 2007/08, Prestel Verlag, Munich 2007. School Handmade in Bangladesh

Johnston, Pamela (Ed.), Intervention Architecture. Building for Change. Aga Khan Award for Architecture, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, New York 2007. School Handmade in Bangladesh

Architektenkammer Berlin (Ed.), Architektur Berlin 06. Baukultur in und aus der Hauptstadt, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin 2006. School Handmade in Bangladesh

Detail 4 2007, School Handmade in Bangladesh

The Architectural Review 1318 (2006), School Handmade in Bangladesh

Bauwelt 32. 06, School Handmade in Bangladesh

Photos
Kurt Hörbst, Building team