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    © Philipp Steiner

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    © Philipp Steiner

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    © Philipp Steiner

100 participants from 40 nations

BASEhabitat invited people from all over the world, interested in sustainable architecture and the building materials earth and bamboo, to apply for the Summer School.

 

The Summer School was a big promoter for exchange of knowledge, mutual learning and global networking. You could see, that people from so many different countries, with so many different biographies and living realities are united by the love for earthen- and bamboo architecture.

 

Earth & Bamboo

Earthen and bamboo architecture has not only a long tradition in human settlement, but it also offers many advantages for sustainable contemporary architecture.

BASEhabitat wants to foster the consideration of socio-cultural, economical and ecological aspects in architectural design and construction. This is a big challenge in our projects in developing countries, but it is the same in the western world.

 

Learning by doing

The core of the Summer School was practical work in four different workshops. Excellent workshop tutors were training the participants. BASEhabitat was happy to get all these professionals like Martin Rauch, Andrés Bäppler, Stefan Neumann and the amàco Team for this summer school.

Along the two weeks various lecturers gave the possibility to get different insights to the topic of sustainable construction.

A field trip took the participants to the east of Austria and to Switzerland, to see some of the most important contemporary earthen buildings.