A Berlin-based architect, Eike Roswag-Klinge works with his firm globally on natural buildings and their cultural, climatic and traditional values. His aim is to work on buildings made of earth, bamboo and timber, reflecting the options and potentials of the post-fossil society – the society of change.
He is a Professor at Technische Universität Berlin, at the Natural Building Lab. He won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007 with Anna Heringer for the School at Rudrapur, Bangladesh.
Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007.
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.