BASEhabitat International Summer School
on earthen and bamboo construction


July 18 - Aug 01, 2016



Young architects and students from all over the world came to the Traunsee to learn in a practical way how to build in a contemporary way with simple building materials such as earth and bamboo.
Earth is a building material with great potentials. It is available almost all over the world, can be used in many different techniques and is known for its good indoor climate properties, among other things. Used correctly, earth is a durable building material that is also gaining importance again in Europe.
Excursion: Stübing, Open Air Museum

In 2016, a baking oven for bread was built for the boarding students of the agricultural college as part of the Summer School. They should learn the old technique of bread baking. Construction: rammed earth
For the gardeners of the ABZ Salzkammergut a shed was built where tools can be stored, but which also offers a wonderful view of the lake as a resting place. Construction: wood with straw loam, loam plaster (inside and outside)
Workshops: Adobe, loam-fibre surfaces, rammed clay, bamboo

Fotos Stefanie Hueber

Adobe: Franco Noriega, Nuria Alvarez Coll, Zoe Tric
Earth and Fibres: Stefan Neumann, Thomas Hagelstein
Rammed Earth: Dominik Abbrederis, Tobias Fritz
Bamboo: Fatima Martinez, Greta Tressera

Material science: earth (amàco), bamboo (Fatima Martin, Greta Tresserra)

Organization: Corinna König, Maximilian Meindl, Tania Teixeira, Ulrike Schwantner

82 participants from 39 nations
Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA

Rammed earth construction in Central Europe (Martin Rauch AT)
Architecture and beauty (Anna Heringer DE)
Basic concepts of seismology (Kamyar Tavoussi AT)
Sewage disposal sustainably planned (Günter Langergraber AT)
Challenges of global cities (Ian Banerjee AT)
Project management in the development sector (Friedbert Ottacher AT)

abz Salzkammergut, Municipality of Altmünster, amàco, archiprix, DOKA, EDER brick factory, ICOMOS-ISCEAH, OEAD, Stern und Hafferl, Schachinger, UNESCO chair earthen architecture