A building of unassuming poetic expression
The community center in Tatiba Baraibura, in the Indian state of Jharkhand, is comprised of a residential school for 400 students, vocational training program and medical center for 14 villages in the West Singhbhum district. The project is financed by a mining company as part of its social responsibility program.
Local rough laterite stone is used as the main building material of the four parallel walls that comprise the building’s load bearing structure. A light roof with substantial overhang made of industrialized steel ensures shading and natural ventilation. The low cost structure combines local materials and traditional craftsmanship with modern technology.