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School in Rudrapur

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  • Award Cycle:
    Status:
    Recipient
    Location:
    Rudrapur, Bangladesh
    Client:
    Dipshikha Non-formal Education, Training and Research Society for Village Development
    Architect:
    Anna Heringer, Eike Roswag
    Completed:
    2005

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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.