International Examples of Sustainable Construction


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

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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
Project Details
Jar Maulwi, Pakistan
Holcim Awards
Gold 2011
Asia Pacific
Eike  Roswag
Eike Roswag
Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure, Germany