basehabitat International Summer School 2023
on earthen and bamboo construction

Participate and learn from the world’s leading experts in earthen and bamboo construction!


July 16 – 30, 2023


Adobe+Earth Blocks | Rammed Earth | Earth+Fibres | Bamboo


AgrarBildungsZentrum Salzkammergut
Altmünster, Austria

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July 16 – 30, 2023


AgrarBildungsZentrum ABZ Salzkammergut, Pichlhofstraße 62,
4813 Altmünster, Austria


€ 1,920 tuition fee
we offer a limited number of scholarships of different amounts.

The fee includes
:: accommodation in a 2-4 bed room (en suite) in the ABZ
:: full board (vegetarian, regional, seasonal)
:: participation in all the summer school activities, workshops and lectures
:: a summer school handbook
:: leisure activities and beach within walking distance

Fill in the request for a scholarship in the application form.
The criteria for the award include academic/professional excellence, income level and nationality/residence as well as multiplier potential and social commitment.


    Course certificate (4 ECTS) issued by University of Art and Design Linz
    Confirmation of participation issued by BASEhabitat


    Start: February 20, 2023
    Deadline for scholarships: April 20, 2023
    Deadline for all applications: May 20, 2023

    Fill in the application form on our website and upload your portfolio (max. 6 A4 pages in b/w)

    who can participate

    We address architects, students, lecturers, craftsmen and –women and engineers from all over the world, who are interested in sustainable architecture.


    All info at a glance: summer school facts
    Description workshops and trainers
    Details schedule


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    Hands-on experiences with regenerative materials is at the focus of these two intensive weeks, which are complemented by theoretical inputs and discussions. There is a unique opportunity to network internationally with like-minded people and experts.

    Our goal is to bring regenerative materials back into architecture - for a sustainable future of building.


    on different construction techniques

    Participants choose 2 of 4 workshops where they work in small groups of 20-25 people.

    people on a construction site

    adobe + earth blocks
    Franco Noriega, Zoé Tric (amàco)

    rammed earth
    Dominik Abbrederis, Max Weidacher

    earth + fibre
    Becky Littel, Francois Streiff

    Luisa and Verónica Correa, Daniel Stamatis (bambuterra)

    » Details about workshops+trainers 2023

    The workshops involve an intensive exploration of the possibilities of the material and testing it with your own hands (and feet). Inputs and experiments will range from simple construction methods to larger scale application in contemporary architecture.

    There will be opportunities for exchange between the different workshops, for feedback and discussion.

    Material Science

    understanding earth + bamboo as building materials

    The summer school starts with a whole day on material science. The experienced teams of amàco and bambuterra will introduce the materials earth and bamboo and their special characteristics through inputs, experiments and practical exercises, including examples of traditional and contemporary architecture.

    Theory Day

    regenerative materials in contemporary architecture

    We have invited pioneers who have developed new, unconventional materials such as hemp lime or sheep wool insulation or who are researching new topics such as 3-print or mushroom mycelium.

    What does it take for these materials to find their way into architecture on a broad scale?

    Peer Lectures + Expert Talks

    cooperation is essential in architecture for change

    Networking is an important part of our summer school. Peer lectures give participants the chance to present their projects and discuss them with the group. Guests like Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch are going to give some inspiring lectures and share their experience and visions.


    abz Salzkammergut, amàco, bambuterra, rebearth, UNESCO Chair earthen architecture, University of Arts Linz

    sponsors and supporters

    Schachinger Logistik, Müller Wohnbau, DOKA formwork, Mafell AG, Levita Lehm, Zöchbauer Sand und Lehm, LehmTonErde Baukunst, Marktgemeinde Altmünster am Traunsee


    Although we strive to keep the costs of the Summer School as low as possible, we are aware that for some, participation is not possible without a scholarship. Therefore, we offer some scholarships in different amounts. Criteria for the award include academic/professional excellence, income level, nationality/place of residence, as well as multiplier potential and social commitment.

    Photo: Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Philipp Steiner

    Photo: Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Philipp Steiner


    explore the region

    The Summer School takes place in the ABZ (AgrarBildungsZentrum) Salzkammergut. It is not only the marvellous place at the shore of lake Traunsee, but it is the building itself that makes the place very special. The award-winning building is an innovative example of timber architecture. Altmünster is located in a region with special historical and cultural diversity. Take a day to explore Hallstatt or discover vernacular and exciting contemporary architecture in the neighbourhood. The region will be the European Capital of Culture in 2024.

    Photo: Philipp Steiner

    Photo: Philipp Steiner

    Photo: Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Philipp Steiner

    Photo: Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Philipp Steiner / Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Philipp Steiner

    Photo: Stefanie Hueber

    Photo: Philipp Steiner

    basehabitat International
    Summer School 2023
    on earthen and bamboo




    AgrarBildungsZentrum Salzkammergut
    Altmünster, Austria