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.
School in Rudrapur Project Brief. Compiled by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2013.
This project brief brings together documentation on projects collected through the Aga Khan Award for Architecture nomimation and documentation process. It contains On-site Review Reports, architect and client data and other information in a single document containing a wealth of information about the project, its history, design approach, usage and outcomes.