Architects: Anna Heringer, Eike Roswag 
Design/ Concept: Anna Heringer
Technical Planning: Eike Roswag

Jury of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Rudrapur lies in the north of the most densely populated country on the earth. Poverty and the lack of an infrastructure drive many people from the countryside into the cities. The local NGO Dipshikha attempts to follow new paths with its development programme: the intention is to give the rural population perspectives and to help people learn about the value of the village in all its complexity. Part of this is a special school concept that instils in the children self-confidence and independence with the aim of strengthening their sense of identity.

(Jury of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 10th Circle)

(Zaqiul, student of architecture, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

(Suresh, loam worker, Rudrapur, Bangladesh)

(Poritosh, METI student, Rudrapur, Bangladesh)


(Paul Finch, Architectural Review, UK)

(Anna Heringer)

For more information about METI please visit the website of Shanti - Partnerschaft Bangladesh e.V.:

Architects: Anna Heringer, Eike Roswag
Design and Concept: Anna Heringer
Technical planning: Eike Roswag
Clients:Structural engineering, Earth construction consulting:
Dr. Christof Ziegert, Uwe Seiler Consulting, building supervision and training of workers in bamboo construction: Emmanuel Heringer (basket weaver and carpenter), Stefanie Haider (blacksmith)
Landscape architecture:
Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, Abdun Nime 
Further consulting:
Location: Rudrapur, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh
Building: Two storey school building made with earth and bamboo Ground floor: 3 classrooms, Upper floor: 2 classrooms (dividable), Footprint 275 m2, Floor area 325 m2
Construction period: 6 months (September to December 2005,  March - April 2006)
Construction team Austria/ Germany:
Construction core-team Bangladesh: Raboti Roy, Nikhil Chandra Roy, Buden Chandra Roy, Aminul Islam, Apon Chandra Roy, Suresh Chandra Roy, Jitendra Nath Roy, Sonjib Roy, Satish Chandra Roy, Romesh Roy, Fatik Roy, Bimol  Roy, Bimol  Roy, Upendra Nath Roy, Khokendra Nath Roy, Susen Roy, Vhomol Chandra Roy

Bank-account Germany:
Notes: For METI-school
Partnerschaft Shanti-Bangadesch e.V.
Account No.: 77 28 684
Bank Code number: 600 50 101
BW-Bank Stuttgart
EU-standard transfer:
IBAN: DE40 6005 0101 0007 728684

Donations account Austria:
Partnerschaft Shanti-Bangadesch e.V.
Account No.: 51453 516 701
Bank Code number: 12 000
Bank Austria Creditanstalt

Donations account Switzerland:
Account No.: 35288.30
Clearing-Nr.: 81251
Raiffeisenbank Grabs-Werdenberg