AR Award for Emerging Architecture: Winners

on Thursday 25 January 2007 - 14:27:06 | by admin
There are many awards for architecture. But award for ‘Emerging Architecture’ is one, that is the ‘AR Award for Emerging Architecture’ it’s the biggest and the best award for young architects of the globe. It’s prize money is as much as £15 000.
This year the Winners and the highly Commended Entries of 2006 is declared few days ago.

AR award always gives emphasis on the ‘intelligence’ and the ‘innovation’ other than the glamour of architecture among the young architects of the world. This year also some designs which are innovative and committed to doing something real good for the humanity get the awards.
This year the winners are:
Pedestrian bridge, Lake Austin, Texas, USA MIRO RIVERA ARCHITECTS
Children's treatment centre Hokkaido, Japan SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS
Handmade school Rudrapur, Bangladesh ANNA HERINGER, EIKE ROSWAG
To get all the detail information about the declaration and the award
Click Here.

Here we emphasis on the last one… the Handmade school in Rudrapur, Dinajpur, Bagnladesh designed by Anna Heringer.
According to Anna’s lecture in Discourse, while she was doing her post graduation one of the international NGO in Bangladesh called for help to design a low cost but sustainable design for a children’s primary school in Bangladesh. Anna Heringer took the opportunity to do something innovative and intelligent for the poor children of the Rudrapur village in Dinajpur.
Hence there was a tradition of making mud structure in rural Bangladesh, Anna Heringer planned to do something with mud and bamboo and which will be cost efficient, contextual and interesting for the children.
She found out and motivated some local people who works for mud and bamboo construction in the locality. They started working with the plan by Anna. Many curious villagers also came to work with the team just out of interest!
She made up the entire school by only bamboo, mud and straw. There’s a thick wall inside with some small tunnels for children’s playing.
Archsociety is going to publish more information on this project with drawings and photographs soon.
Here is a glance of what she made:
Hand Made School designed by Anna Heringer

Hand Made School designed by Anna Heringer
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