School in Rudrapur - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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School in Rudrapur

School in Rudrapur

Location: Rudrapur, Bangladesh (South Asia)
Architect: Anna Heringer, Eike Roswag
Client: Dipshikha Non-formal Education, Training and Research Society for Village Development
Completed: 2005
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School in Rudrapur Project Brief

This village school adapts the traditional materials of earth and bamboo to make them more durable. In terms of the earth construction, the most important technical advances were introducing a damp-proof course, adding a brick foundation and mixing straw into the loam. The potential of bamboo construction is demonstrated by the ceiling (a layering of bamboo sticks, bamboo boards and earth) and the first-floor walls and roof (a frame construction consisting of beams - four layers of joined bamboo sticks - and vertical and diagonal poles). The project was hand-built by local craftsmen, pupils and teachers working in collaboration with European volunteers.

2007 Award Recipients