Low-cost low-maintenance school extension

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Tanisandra suburban sprawl.

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    Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Asia Pacific for "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": (l-r) Rajai Saveri, Georg Konrad Leuzinger, Sree Ram Sambukumar, and jury member Zeenat Niazi.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": The school extension will uplift a typical nondescript government school compound architecturally and showcase better sustainability.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Comparison of the load bearing earth wall G+2 structure with the most common method of construction by the Public Works Department.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Proposed extension block.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Typical wall section.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Water management.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Architectural drawings.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Low-cost low-maintenance school extension, Bangalore, India": Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Asia Pacific: (l-r) Rajai Saveri, Georg Konrad Leuzinger, Reddy Venkatarama, Sreeram Sambukumar.

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008–2009 Asia Pacific

This project uses local and robust materials and technologies to create a functional, environmentally-compatible and aesthetic construction. Thanks to natural stone foundations, rammed earth walls and a systematic integration of closed water and waste cycles, the school establishes a new standard in local sustainable design.

By Georg Konrad Leuzinger - L&S Architects, Bangalore, India and

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment , Responsibly Sourced Materials

The project Low-cost, low-maintenance school extension uses local and robust materials and technologies to create a functional, environmentally-compatible and aesthetic construction.

Thanks to natural stone foundations, rammed earth walls and a systematic integration of closed water and waste cycles, the school establishes a new standard in local sustainable design.

Low-cost low-maintenance school extension

Project authors

  • Georg Konrad Leuzinger

    L&S Architects

    India

  • Sreeram Sambukumar

  • Venkatarama Reddy B.V.

    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

    India

  • Saveri Rajai

    L&S Architects

    India

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