School completed using upgraded local architecture
The Earthen School Tipu Sultan Merkez that continues local building traditions has been completed and acts as an example of modern, earthen architecture in Pakistan. The building uses an affordable, high quality and durable alternative: a heavy earth cube ground floor and light bamboo top floor. The construction period ran from March 2011 until March 2013 (with interruptions in between), and an extension of the kindergarten is under planning. Besides ecological and economic considerations, social aspects, like the creation of a local identity, also played an important role in the design process.