LafargeHolcim Foundation International Examples of Sustainable Construction
»
Next Project

PROJECT SUMMARY

Locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building

This school project in the small village of Jar Maulwi, 35km northwest of Lahore, is an extension of the existing Tipu Sultan Merkez School, which has provided education for underprivileged rural girls for more than ten years.

The new two-story building will provide seven new classrooms. The building was completed in March 2013 and is made from locally-sourced cob and bamboo. The structure is divided into two compact parts connected by a light gallery to mitigate earthquake risk.

Project Timeline

Expand all Collapse all
 
School completed using upgraded local architecture
 
“Inspired driver of sustainability”
 
Extension of the Tipu Sultan Merkez (TSM) is currently under construction
 
Project Entry for Global Holcim Awards 2012
 
Holcim Awards Gold to a locally-manufactured cob and bamboo school building in Pakistan
 
“The potential to develop a unique local architecture” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2011 for Asia Pacific
Next Project
2 + 2 + 1 House
2 + 2 + 1 House

Chengdu, China

Adaptable Portable
Adaptable Portable

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Adaptive re-use of industrial site for urban agriculture
Adaptive re-use of industrial site for urban agriculture

Pretoria, South Africa

Adaptive Re-Use
Adaptive Re-Use

Beit Iksa, Palestine

Advocacy of traditional earthquake-resistant construction
Advocacy of traditional earthquake-resistant construction

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Affordable building materials from recycled agricultural waste
Affordable building materials from recycled agricultural waste

Zaria, Nigeria

Aggregate Structure
Aggregate Structure

Stuttgart, Germany

Agriculture facility for inner-city voids
Agriculture facility for inner-city voids

Campinas, Brazil

Air Suit - Housing Renovation
Air Suit - Housing Renovation

Hiroshima, Japan

Air-Shade
Air-Shade

Vienna, Austria

Project Details
Location
Jar Maulwi, Pakistan
Authors
Eike Roswag
MAIN AUTHOR
Eike Roswag
Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Germany
Prizes
Awards
Gold 2011
Asia Pacific
RELATED INFORMATION
ARTICLE