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Between Walls

Community medical center and school

The community center comprised of a residential school for 400 students, vocational training program and medical center for 14 villages is financed by as part of a corporate social responsibility program.

Local rough laterite stone is the main building material in four parallel load bearing walls of the structure. A steel roof with substantial overhang ensures shading and natural ventilation. The low cost structure combines local materials and traditional craftsmanship with modern technology.

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A building of unassuming poetic expression
Foundations completed as construction continues
Acknowledgement prizes for responsive approach in India
“Merging economic, social, contextual, and environmental aspects into a simple yet sophisticated building” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Tatiba Baraibura, Jharkhand, India
Madhusudhan Rao Chalasani
Main Author
Madhusudhan Rao Chalasani
MADe, India
Mario Galiana Liras
Further Author
Mario Galiana Liras
MADe , India
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Asia Pacific
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Asia Pacific
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Asia Pacific

Five equally-ranked Acknowledgement prizes were presented for the region Asia Pacific. The prizes winners: Madhusudhan …

“Sustainability? Pursuing ideas with great conviction” – Madhusudhan Rao Chalasani
“Sustainability? Pursuing ideas with great conviction” – Madhusudhan Rao Chalasani

“Between Walls: Community medical center and school” in Tatiba Baraibura, Jharkhand, India won an Acknowledgement prize …

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