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

Earth Building Consultancy:

  • Investigation of the local earth and development of mix ratios for building
  • Specification of cob construction
  • Planning and support for all earth-building specific details
  • Training of the local workers on site and quality control

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

Net floor area
310 sq m

12 / 2005

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

Eike Roswag Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (technical planning)

Anna Heringer Mag.arch. (design/concept)

Dipshikha, METI ith local labourers, own training unit

Bamboo Construction Consultancy
Emmanuel Heringer, Stefanie Haider

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2007 and others


'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

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

Von Börries, Friedrich / Böttger, Matthias, (Hrsg.), 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

Kurt Hörbst, Building team