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Order of Merit for Anna Heringer

On September 21st Anna Heringer received the Order of Merit from the Germany’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and we are deeply happy to share this wonderful news with you. We still can’t believe it!

Thank you to all the colleagues, friends, and team members who shared the joy, visions and passions.

„Anna Heringer is considered a pioneer for sustainable building. She relies on clay as an alternative to concrete. With her philosophy, the internationally highly acclaimed architect "builds a bridge" between old construction methods and modern concepts.”

"She knows how precious our resources are and that we have to protect them. She is rediscovering old building materials for future-oriented architecture," said Steinmeier.”


Rammed Earth Walls finally on site in Campus St. Michael!

After 6 years of planning work - finally the first rammed earth walls by ERDEN for the Campus in Traunstein are under construction.
We felt like kissing every single muddy cm!

Watch the video on our Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CkQc5BNDqA2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Video from Gabrijela Obert

Picture from Studio Anna Heringer

The second edition of the Laufen Manifesto

On July 2022 the second edition of the Laufen Manifesto took place.

After 9 years, the authors of the first edition, together with additional participants from Studio Anna Heringer, GyawGyaw, ETH and TU Hannover, plus students from Base Habitat Linz, came together. They evaluated the principles for a Humad Design Culture and discussed the way forward.

Calling for Actions, Designing for Resilience, Creating Social and Ecological Changes.

Form Follows Love Exhibition at Schnitzer& Studio - Munich

From one exhibition to the next!

Join us on 20/06 during the opening event of 'Form Follows Love' in the Schnitzer&Studio gallery in Munich.
25/06 We open our Pop-Up-Shop where the newest Dipdii* designs created by Elke Burmeister will be exhibited and for sale.
This exhibition will focus on our most recent architectural work in Europe, Bangladesh and Ghana.

Welcome to Munich everyone!

Picture from ©Stefano Mori

VOTE FOR US - Contructive Alps 2022

We are happy to announce that our recent project "RoSana" in Rosenheim, is amongst the finalists for "Constructive Alps 2022" award - an international architecture award for sustainable renovation and construction in the Alps.

The race for the public favorite has now officially begun and it will end on 8th July 2022. Therefore we would really appreciate your support. Here is the link: https://www.constructivealps.net/projekte/

Picture from ©Gabrical - require permission for being published

Dipdii* - A new collaboration

A new collaboration with local craftspeople has given birth to Dipdii*. 

Check our website https://shop.dipdiitextiles.org/about-dipdii to have a look on our new collection in collaboration with Elke Burmeister and Veronika Lena Lang!

Picture from ©François Weinert


We are happy to invite you all to our exhibition in Madrid at the renowned Museo ICO. It’ll be filled from head to toe with our projects, ideas, colours, models, drawings and textiles. 

Welcome to Spain everyone!

Winner - New European Bauhaus Prize

We are extremely grateful for receiving the prestigious New European Bauhaus Prize from the European Commission. Together with Martin Rauch (ERDEN) we won with our RoSana building in the category "solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature". 


We are extremely grateful for receiving the prestigious Philippe Rotthier Prize for Architecture 2021 with our Anandaloy building. It is a reception centre for handicapped persons and sewing workshop for women “Dipdii Textiles” in Rudrapur, Bangladesh.

Podcast wissensART

Check the wissensART podcast for a conversation between Anna Heringer and Elisabeth J. Nöstlinger-Jochum!

The Fabricated Landscape Exhibition

From 26.06.2021 till 17.01.2022

Carnegie Museum of Art - Pittsburgh, USA

For more information, click here!



From 28.05.2021 till 03.10.2021

For more informations, please check the museum's website

GOLDEGGER DIALOGE - Dipdii Textiles + Anna Heringer lecture

Photo © Bárbara Miranda

On the past 2nd of June Anna had a talk in Schloss Goldegg during the Goldegger Dialogue event. Dipdii Textiles were also exhibited from the 2nd till the 5th of June. Find out more about this event here!

Award in Excellence in Sustainable Architecture in Germany 2021

The Design & Build Awards just recognized Studio Anna Heringer as the winner of the Award for Excellence in Sustainable Architecture in Germany 2021

Bamboo Hostels in China won the Building of the Year prize in Hospitality Architecture category!

Check the winners here!

Bamboo Hostels China are under the 5 finalists on Archdaily

Bamboo Hostels China, has been selected as one of the 5 finalists in the category of Hospitality Architecture 2021 on Archdaily.

Anandaloy won the 2nd Prize at the AiT Award 2021

Anandaloy won the 2nd Prize at the AiT Award 2021 in Mixed-use

Das gewisse Etwas

From 20.01.2021 till 27.03.2021

Opening Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday | 14.00–17.00
Friday | 14.00–20.00

afo architekturforum oberösterreich
Herbert-Bayer-Platz 14020 Linz

Find more information in the afo website

Critical Care | Architektur für einen Planeten in der Krise x Dipdii Textiles in Dornbirn

The traveling exhibition Critical Care curated by Angelika Fitz & Elke Krasny has arrived to Dornbirn.

From 28.01.2021 till 30.04.2021

For more information, chek the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut website

AEDES Human Scale Remeasured

Exhibition: 16 January - 13 May 2021
Opening: Thursday, 4 February 2021, opening programme tbc
Venue: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6.30pm, Sun-Mon 1-5pm and Sat, 16 January 2021, 1-5pm

Symposium: Friday, 7 May 2021
Venue: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

The exhibition, curated by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, presents exemplary built projects and outstanding conceptual models by architects and planners from all over the world. These proposals are the results of a new way of thinking in which cities, built living spaces and working environments are not only designed and realised in an ecologically sustainable way, but also implemented with the objective of restoring a social and economic balance. HUMAN SCALE REMEASURED offers new visions for the built environment concerned with a better socio-economic coherence. 


Fair-y Christmas Gifts from Dipdii Textiles


Enjoy the music, the colors, the dancing, and of course the TEXTILES - Shop here 

film: Gabrijela Obert / GABRICAL, www.gabrical.com, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabricalphotography/

Jeyashri Chandrasekaran (dance),

Narayan Sharma (music),

AEDES (support)

Please spread the word and support our women in Rudrapur.


Good News!!! Obel Award 2020 - WINNER! Anandaloy, DIPSHIKHA, Rudrapur, Bangladesh

What a JOY ! After quite some bumps in the road this year I finally got a wonderful and surprising wind from the back: THE OBEL AWARD!!!!! I`m so happy and most grateful...

My deeply felt gratitude to everyone involved in the project, my DIPSHIKHA family, Montu Ram Shaw and the fantastic team of craftsmen and women in Rudrapur, Stefano Mori, the donors Kadoorie Foundation, Lutz & Hedda Franz Charitable Trust and and all advisors, Kurt Hörbst and Saralisa Volm with Anne Bolick for the beautiful photos and the video, of course much gratitude to the OBEL Foundation with Jesper Eis Eriksen and the incredible jury - and most of all to the users who are bringing life to this building. True Anando (joy) !!! Anna

Germany's Leading Architect, 2020 by 2020 Design & Build Awards

Birth Space Celebration

Picture © Lucía Perianes

Your baby is born!!! Birthday 04.07.2020, Hittisau, Voralberg. Shaped by mud and with the love of our mother earth, it’s now ready for caring and giving birth to the new generation :)
#iamyourbaby #frauenmuseum #Geburtskultur a-z

Dipdii Textiles new Shops & Galleries - Germany and Austria

Picture © Lucía Perianes                                    

Dipdii Textiles are available in two new spots!!!


Our address in Germany: Rottmayrstraße 24, 83410 Laufen

Opening hours:

Mo-Fr/ 9h00-13h00 and 14h00-18h00


A Pop-Up Store under the wings of Meinklang Hofladen (with fantastic food and wine from their own biodynamic farm) in Vienna until August 1st: Schleifmühlgasse 3, 1040 Wien

Opening hours:

Wed-Sat/ 10h00-18h00


Looking forward to your visit!

Link to the online-shop...

Friends of Oris Exhibition, Zagreb

From 4th June until 31st July 2020

Architecture has the power to change society. Finally, we handle big budgets and
valuable resources. We can build a mere building, and we can build a community at
the same time. We can design so that resources are exploited and a few become
very rich. We can also pursue an emancipatory aspiration that empowers people to
develop local solutions with their existing potential - local materials, human strength,
and creativity. These in turn would strengthen circular economies, promote local
identity and relieve the environment.
If I reduce my inner architectural discourse to the essentials and to one main
strategy, then that is it:
x 7 billion.
I try to multiply every creative decision in my imagination with our current world
population, wondering what the world would look like if everyone were acting,
building the same way. Would it be fair and foster stability? Would it be sustainable
and healthy for people, the planet and society? Leave waste or knowledge? Fit for
future generations? Would it be beautiful and humane?

Dipdii Textiles x Museen der Stadt Dresden! Critical Care itinerant exhibition

Critical Care exhibition in Dresden, Germany © Museen Dresden / Arlet


The traveling exhibition Critical Care curated by Angelika Fitz & Elke Krasny has arrived to Dresden. It displays Architecture for a Broken Planet giving you the opportunity, in this current crisis, to discover resilient projects.The colorful textiles from “This is not a shirt“ fit completely in the room at the former camera factory!

From 9th June until 13th September 2020

Opening hours
Tu – Fr: 9 – 17 Uhr
Sa - Sun, Public Holidays: 10 – 18 Uhr
Mo: closed


Link to the museum...

Single-Handedly Exhibition at Art Omi, USA

Dipdii Textiles was present in Art Omi in USA from January 11 – March 1, 2020, part of a beautiful collection of handmade architectural drawings. 

Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand.

Radically diverse in scale, materials, technique, subject, and spirit, these works overturn preconceived notions of what an architectural drawing is like. Some are dreamy, fiery and avant-garde, and others pragmatic, reductive and nostalgic.

Deeply informed, but nonetheless unconstrained, by traditional architectural drafting techniques, these renderings exploit an unparallelled formal freedom. Each one contains its own world and tells its own story, rooted in personal imagination.

This exhibit gives vibrant testimony to the still-vital craft of hand drawing in architecture.

This exhibition is co-curated by Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture; and Nalina Moses.

Picture © Bryan Zimmerman

Link to ArtOmi...

Anna Heringer invited in Hannover for Domotex Talks & Tours 2020  01/2020

SHIFT /// social & ecological in the context of ATMYSPHERE

Anna Heringer, Studio Anna Heringer
11. January 2020, 14:00 pm 
"Nachhaltigkeit = Schonheit / sustainability = beauty" 


Here the full program

Anna Heringer, Architettura per la dignità/Architecture for dignity PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE BIENNALE DI PISA 2019 TEMPODAQUA

ANNA HERINGER, Anna Heringer architect #anna heringer #tempodacqua #thetimeofwater

Anna Heringer declares “The vision behind, and motivation for my work is to explore and use architecture as a medium to strengthen cultural and individual confidence, to support local economies and to foster the ecological balance. Joyful living is a creative and active process and I am deeply interested in the sustainable development of our society and our built environment. For me, sustainability is a synonym for beauty: a building that is harmonious in its design, structure, technique and use of materials, as well as with the location, the environment, the user, the socio-cultural context. This, for me, is what defines its sustainable and aesthetic value.” 


Link to tempodaqua...

The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019

Dipdii Textiles WINNERS! 

New article on the site of MAKE architects, curators of The Architecture Drawing Prize together with WAF and Sir John Soane’s Museum to highlight the importance of drawing in architecture. 

The handicraft Masterplan of Rudrapur from Dipdii Textiles was the winner of the hand drawn category!

Thanks MAKE! Thanks Laura Iloniemi!

Picture © Gunter König

Link to the article...

Link to the winners...

Winners! - Building Sense Now 2019 Global Award

Photos © Green Building Council España


"Building Sense Now, is a global initiative to connect and activate like-minded individuals and design practices in Architecture, Engineering and Construction from across the world who believe that better design solutions are a crucial element to transform our cities and help create more resilient, sustainable and climate positive buildings.


The Building Sense Now Global Award goes to Anna Heringer. She has a clear track record over many years working with natural materials in order to create cultural and sensitive designs all over the world. 

With her office, the architect has been realizing projects around the world for many years, giving a face to her planning philosophy “Architecture is a tool to improve lifes”. The use of natural building materials characterizes their work as well as a high design quality and a sensitive handling of the cultural requirements on site. In doing so, she always keeps an eye on the urban context and the social impact on people."

"Kleider machen Orte" ifa Stuttgart

The Dipdii Textiles exhibition "Kleider machen Orte" is moving from Vorarlberg to Stuttgart and it will include new pieces fresh from Bangladesh! From the 18th of October you will find it at the ifa-Galerie Stuttgart, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart.

Exhibition opening: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7 pm
Panel discussion: Friday, 18 October 2019, 16.30
Exhibition duration: 18 October 2019 - 5 January 2020
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 12 - 18:00

Lecture by Anna Heringer Beauty = Sustainability
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 pm
University of Stuttgart, Keplerstrasse 17, K2, Tiefenhoersaal 17.02

Picture © Gunter König

More info...

BOOK RELEASE and lecture

BOOK RELEASE and lecture from Anna Heringer. "Upscaling Earth", a book from Anna Heringer, Lindsay Blair Howe, Martin Rauch. Following a panel discussion with Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch, Moderation: Lindsay Blair Howe

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 20:15. Theater am Saumarkt Muehletorplatz 1, Feldkirch.

In cooperation with vai-Vorarlberger Architektur Institut

More info about the event...
More info about the book...

Studio Anna Heringer at the Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition "What is radical today?" 40 positions on architecture in The Architecture Studio at the Royal Academy of Arts in London between the 6th of September through to the 7th of November 2019.

Opening hours:
Daily 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 10pm  

More info... 

Anna Heringer invited in Berlin for a panel discussion at the Deutscher Architektentag 2019

Anna Heringer, Studio Anna Heringer
27. September 2019, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr: Panel 1.3 Entwicklung und Partnerschaft - Wie sieht internationale Hilfe aus?

Here the full program

Clay Storming Workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet

Anna Heringer has been recently leading a Clay Storming Workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet (August 25th - 31st). 

More info... 

Mud Works! Hands-on Workshop with Harward Students

Photo: Tommy Schaperkotter

The last June Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch have leaded for 10 days a hands-on design workshop with a goroup of students from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

More info... 

Studio Anna Heringer work exhibited at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt

An exhibition by the SAM Swiss Architecture Museum, in cooperation with the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Dhaka. The Exhibition will be open from the 7th of June through to the 20th of October. 


I'm proud to be the Honorable President of the FIBRA Award. So: hand in your projects 
made of bamboo, straw, cane.... I'm looking forward to see them! For more information: www.fibra-award.org 

Wormser Dom's sanctuary interiors

The team Heringer&Rauch follow the big footsteps of famous baroque architect Balthasar Neumann, to design the new interiors for the sanctuary of the St. Peter cathedral in Worms. Here's the new Altar! 

Talking about the last week workshop: 
Wormser Zeitung 

Teaching appointment at GSD/ Harvard University

Anna Heringer has been appointed Aga Khan Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The topic of her design studio "architecture as a tool to improve lives" will be about the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh.

New building for our favorite village Rudrapur in Bangladesh!

Next to the METI School and DESI building there will be soon a new building: A center for people with disabilities including a workshop for tailoring training and fair textile production. The building will be celebrating being special as a sign of embracing human diversity. We want our building to radiate beauty and through this raise awareness, that everyone is different and precious. Not at all forming a box, the mud walls will be dancing like a butterfly. 
More info... 

The first draft of the project is available here in form of an interactive 3D. 

In the Picture: Studio Anna Heringer meets the community and the sponsors, Rudrapur 02/03/2018 - credits: Benjamin Stahli

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Studio Anna Heringer will take part again at the main exhibition of the Biennale in Venice curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and titled FREESPACE.

Both our teams in Laufen (Germany) and Rudrapur (Bangladesh) are working hard to bring this wonderful project to life.

From Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018 you will find us at the most beautiful spot of the venue (according to the curators): the Artigliere.

We are looking forward to meet you there! 

Happy women`s day all around the world!

To me this day is always an important one. I haven't been a feminist until I became an architect. Not when I was working in Bangladesh I felt treated different or unfair. No, the feeling of inequality started when I got involved in the international architecture scene. There is still a lot to be changed.

It is not just about being more female architects in higher positions. It is also about more female qualities in architecture. More intuition. More empathy and more humanity. More sharing. 

It starts with education. All the focus is on analysing, arguing, structuring, grids... but as much as one can train the left side of the brain, also the right, the more intuitive and freely creative hemisphere can be trained. And more emotional communication instead of only fact based arguing. We need to be good in both parts in order to create holistic qualities of architecture and spaces.

Often what matters most in architecture is the outcome. The nice pictures on glossy paper in the magazine. But the process needs same care. How goals are achieved and not just how many. The quality of the process is just as important as the final building or the number of buildings realized.

And yes, I think we need more women in higher positions, if necessary with a quota until it becomes normal. Inequality needs to be realized before thinking patters can change. Whenever I have the opportunity to work together with a female decision maker I realize how easy it feels, when all this gender battles and games are unnecessary. What a waste of energy. What a difference when you don`t have to proof that you are equally qualified. 

Why are there so many talented female architects that don't dare to stand on their own feet? I think one of the main reason is because of the fear of balancing family and work life. I can tell by my own experience it is not easy. But possible.

So go straight ahead dear fellow women in architecture, have courage and trust and make the world more beautiful and humane!

'Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh'

From the 2nd of December 2017 to the 6th of May 2018, the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM is presenting the exhibition 'Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh', curated by Niklaus Graber, Andreas Ruby and Viviane Ehrensberger.
Produced in cooperation with the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Dhaka 

Opening: 01/12/2017, 7 PM 
read more... 

LECTURE: Von der Schonheit der Nachhaltigkeit

Am Freitag, 17. November 2017 fand die jahrliche Vollversammlung der Ziviltechnikerkammer fur Oberosterreich und Salzburg in der Wirtschaftskammer Salzburg (WIFI) statt. Neben den Abschlussen und Voranschlagen sowie Berichten uber das Kammergeschehen stand das aktuell in der Politik und den Medien diskutierte Thema Pflichtmitgliedschaft im Fokus der Gesprache. Hohepunkt des offentlichen Teils der diesjahrigen Vollversammlung war das inspirierende Impulsreferat der Architektin Anna Heringer "Von der Schonheit der Nachhaltigkeit". Fur die feierliche Umrahmung des Festaktes sorgte das Ensemble Trio Negro mit beschwingten Klangen. 

LECTURE: Architecture as a Catalyst for Development

Anna Heringer appointed Aga Khan Lecturer at the Graduate School of Design.
read more... 

Online now: Anna`s TED talk

"Anna Heringer's sustainable designs lend breathtaking forms to easily-available local materials while developing the skills and consciousness of their builders. [...] resulting in acclaimed projects like woven bamboo hostels in China and the METI Handmade School in Rudrapur, where, along with local workers and schoolchildren, she created a building that drew on locally abundant materials and fostered modern, sustainable building skills in local craftsmen." 

here the full talk 

Ways of Life - Experimenta Urbana in Kassel

Die Ausstellung eroffnet am Mittwoch, 5. Juli um 19 Uhr im KulturBahnhof. Bis zum 30. Juli wird sie dort zu sehen sein. Anschliessend - vom 1. August bis zum 17. September - wird sie im Foyer des ASL Gebaudes der Universitat Kassel am Universitatsplatz 9 gezeigt.<p/> 

Eroffnung: Mittwoch, 5. Juli, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Sudflugel KulturBahnhof (Hauptbahnhof), Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1, 34117 Kassel 

Mehr Infos... 
Unser Projekt... 

"Die Zukunft ist besser als ihr Ruf" - ab 12. May im Kino

Anna is one of the 6 protagonists in the Austrian documentary movie: "Die Zukunft ist besser als ihr Ruf" 

You can meet us at the followings Premiere: 

  • So 7.5. 13:30 Uhr - Wien - Filmcasino
  • Do 11.5. 20:00 Uhr - Salzburg - Das Kino
  • Mi 17.5. 20:00 Uhr - Bregenz - Filmforum Bregenz im Metrokino

For more first public presentations check here.


Preliminary design for LD Arena

Studio Anna Heringer together with Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde) is currently designing a new horse stable and an arena for La Donaria (Ronda, Spain) and making use of the beautiful dark red soil of the site. 
more info... 

Redesigning St. Peter's liturgical spaces (Worms) - competition

Studio Anna Heringer together with Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde) attended the competition for redesigning St. Peter in Worms' liturgical spaces. Our proposal and the one from Prof. Thomas Schmitz - visual artist, Aachen - has currently passed the second phase. The run-off between the two projects will be held in the followings weeks. 
Read more... 

"Renchant The World" exhibition tour - next: Ile de la Reunion

The Renchant The World exhibition - showing our three bamboo hostels - will soon travel from it's current position in Caen (France), to the next destination in Ile de la Reunion (indian Ocean). Here it will be presented for the 3rd time - Morrocco will probably follows afterward (at the beginning of 2017). 

Exhibition: 23 November 2016 - 17 January 2017
Location: TEAT Champ Fleuri, Ile de la Reunion. 

International Bamboo Architecture Biennale - Opening

Photo: Julien Lanoo 

On September 28th-29th 2016 the International Bamboo Architecture Biennale in Baoxi (Longquan, China) has Opened. Shortly before, our three bamboo hostels were finally completed. Here a stunning drone footage showing the whole Biennale site. 

We are very grateful to everybody involved in the project: The commune of Baoxi, Mr. Ge, George Kunihiro, Jenny Ji, Mr. Yan - and all the fantastic craftsmen! 

Beside the 3 bamboo hostels from Studio Anna Heringer, in the video are also shown projects from other international architecture offices: George Kunihiro (America), Li Xiaodong (China), Yang Xu (China), Simon Velez (Colombia), Mauricio Cardenas Laverde (Italy), Kengo Kuma (Japan), Keisuke Maeda (Japan), Sook hee Chun (Korea), Madhura Prematilleke (Sri Lanka), V O Trong Nghia (Vietnam). 

A talk on SCARCITY (Venice Architecture Biennale 2016)

The Meetings on Architecture consist of a thought-provoking programme of events happening throughout the whole period of Biennale Architettura 2016, involving the architects and participants in REPORTING FROM THE FRONT as discussants of the themes and case studies presented at the Exhibition.  Here the full video 

Speakers: Pippo Ciorra, Afshin Farzin - Arash Aliabadi (VAVstudio) Anna Heringer / Kunle' Adeyemi (NLE') / Joshua Bolchover (Rural Urban Framework) Teatro alle Tese, Venice, 24 Sept. 2016 

TERRA Award ceremony and press conference for the finalists

Studio Anna Heringer invited at TERRA Award ceremony (Centre de congres - Hall d'accueil Terreaux, 50 Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69 006 Lyon). From 2 to 6 pm, lectures will be hold by the finalist: the German architect Anna Heringer, the Austrian contractor Martin Rauch, the Chinese architect Mu Jun, the Sri Lankan architect Milinda Pathiraja... 


Meetings on Architecture at the Biennale Architettura 2016

September 24th | SCARCITY
VAVStudio, Anna Heringer, Francis Kere',
Adeyemi Kunle', Rural Urban Framework

Teatro alle Tese, Venice, 3pm 

Mud WORKS! 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice

Photo: Stefano Mori 

"3 Billion people on this planet live in buildings made of mud. For good reason!" Studio Anna Heringer together with Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde) and Andres Lepik is invited to the Architecture Biennale 2016 "Reporting from the Front

BauNetz architektur-clip 


Exibition Re-enchanting the world

Our work in Baoxi (China) exhibited again at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, France, from June 4 to November 4, 2016. 
more info... 


Interview with Anna Heringer in The Guardian

Sustainable Classrooms: Mud Walls, Rainwater and Visits From Lizards 

ETH Earthen Summer School 2015

During the Earthen Summer School 2015 two homes for orphans in Mdabulo, Tanzania have successfully been built. A community hall is currently under construction. The buildings were designed during the semester program oft he Studio Heringer Rauch at the ETH. The project is a cooperation of the UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development Heringer Rauch, BLOCK Research Group and the Chair of Integrated Building Systems MSc. 40 students were building together with craftsmen from the community Mdabulo under the site supervision of Karolina and Wayne Switzer. Thanks to everyone who helped making this wonderful project happen! 


Think Global, Build Social! - Architecture Engages in Social Change

With Andres Lepik (Museum of Architecture TU Munich), Anna Heringer (Studio Anna Heringer), Adel Fahmy (Modern Sciences and Arts University Cairo)
Moderation: Omar Nagati (CLUSTER)
Monday, 7 September, 19:00
Goethe-Institut, 5 El-Bustan St., Downtown, Cairo



Participants : Reed Kroloff, Alejandro Aravena, Xuemei Bai, Philippe Block, Michael Braungart, John Fernandez, Maarten Gielen, Harry Gugger, Guillaume Habert, Dirk Hebel, Anna Heringer, Mark Jarzombek, Vivian Loftness, Susan Parnell, Shrashtant Patara, Mark Swilling 
June 2015 
Einsiedeln, Switzerland 


Constructions in clay: earth architecture 
Mario Botta, Thomas Granier, Anna Heringer, Thierry Joffroy 
Saturday, 23.05.2015 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. 

video of the talk



Arch. Anna Heringer, Hon. Prof. UNESCO  
Friday, 15.05.2015 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Ballhaus (Stucksaal) Rosenheim / Oberbayern  

Urban mutations on the edge, research seminar / Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

Anna Heringer 
04.05.2015 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.ETH Zurich 


Ordre des architectes, promotion Anna heringer, Paris

-99 new members took the oath - 27.01.2015
-105 new members took the oath - 02.10.2014
-81 new members took the oath - 21.10.2014
-82 new members took the oath - 13.05.2014


My wishes on World Women's Day

- Please trust us and stop doubting in our capacity. We are just as capable and talented to build a humane habitat as men. 

- Please realize and respect that an intuitive and emotional approach is just as needed as a fact based one for a beautiful and humane habitat. 

With love and respect to all the great female architect friends around the world 

Exhibition at MUDE Museum, Lisbon

Curators:Ayako Kamozawa, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Stephen Szczepanek.

Ways to Modernism, MAK, Vienna

Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and their Impact 
Wed, 17.12.2014 - Sun, 19.04.2015 MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna 

With Participation of Hans Hollain, Hermann Czech, Lacaton & Vassal, Werner Neuwirt and Anna Heringer. 

ARCH Lecture Series at Berkeley

Anna Heringer 


Anna Heringer und Martin Rauch appointed to teach a studio for the next 2 years at Zurich, ETH

UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture,
Building Cultures and Sustainable Development. 


In focus at first Holcim Roundtable. 

Launch of the UN Habitat lecture series at the World Urban Forum in Medellin

April 8
UNI Booth at the Exhibition
Formal Launch and presentation of the Global Urban Lecture Series Medellin 

Nomination of the Schelling Architecture Awards

Nomination for Schelling Architecture Awards:

The Schelling Architecture Theory Prize will go to Juhani Pallasmaa. 

archVision Women in Architecture Award 2014


Workshop in Madrid 

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BASEhabitat Summerschool

For everyone interested in earthen architecture and bamboo strctures:www.basehabitat.org/workshops 



Laufen Manifesto for a Humane Design Culture

With all our expertise, creativity and power, we need to contribute more dynamically and consequentially to the global quest for equality. 
We need your support! 
Like us on Facebook With special thanks to Stefano and Timur for the great help during the intense work for the manifesto. 


Launching the UN-Habitat Hub on Informal Urbanism 
Symposium 2013, November 20-23 
Location: Sophiensaal, Sophienstr. 6, Munich 
Curator: Christian Werthmann 

Talk at Vitra Design Museum

Thursday, 19.09.2013 at 6pm, Vitra Design Museum, "Handmade Architecture" 


Ethics and Aesthetics - Anna Heringer writes the guest commentary in the German DOMUS 03, September - October issue. 

Exhibition "Learning from Vernacular"

10.08.2013 - 29.09.2013 at Vitra Design Museum 
Curator: Pierre Frey

Workshop in Domaine de Boisbuchet, France

For everyone who want`s to have a creative holiday in a beautiful place at France: 
Join the sommerworkshops in Domaine de Boisbuchet with Centre Pompidou and Vitra (cultural partners). 
Anna Heringer: EcoTopia the potential of local materials 

Workshop with Aga Khan Planning and Building Service in Mumbai

The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, India organizes a workshop and a symposium in Mumbai on December 1st and 2nd 2012. Themes of the Workshop will be: 
- "Sustainable Development" led by Prof. Jame Wescoat at MIT with planner Ms. Anita Miya from AKPBS,I 
- The "Social-Economic-Cultural Influences in Habitat Development", led by Anna Heringer and architect Nuru Karim, the Chairman of AKPBS,I, 
- The "Policy and Governance in Habitat Development" led by Aseem Inam with Architect Ms. Surekha Ghogale from AKPBS,I 

For more information and application please contact the organizers 

Sustaining Identity Symposium III

Thursday 29 November, 10.00 - 17.30 at the V&A in London.



Werkbericht Anna Heringer l Salzburg, 
Donnerstag, 22.11.2012 | 20.00 Uhr, Architekturforum Freiburg 

Clay and Architecture

Anna Heringer gives a talk at Stuttgart Messe, November 8th, 4:40 pm. 

MudWorks is featured in the Financial Times

"Mud World" by Avantika Chilkoti 

Lecture in Delft, Symposium Herman Hertzberger 80 years

The future of Architecture: How does the world change, and the meaning of architecture with it? What are the opportunities and challenges for the future? At the request of Herman Hertzberger, architects from home and abroad will give their vision on the future of architecture on 11th October. 

6th International Conference on Building with Earth


Details - Building Simply Two

Authors: Anna Heringer, Christiane Sauer, Christian Schittich, Fabian Scheurer, Ansgar & Benedikt Schulz, Andrea Georgi-Tomas, Martin Zeumer
Christian Schittich (Ed.), June 2012 
pdf download 

"Machen!" exhibition and lecture at Aedes, Berlin 

Exhibition from July 13th - 30th 2012,  
Lecture: Friday, August 3rd, 6 pm at Aedes 
Video of Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch`s presentation of the Teaching an Training Center in Marokko (starts in the middle of the video, at 14:30 minutes) 
Video of the discussion 

`The Common` - conference in Pamplona, Spain

The Conference on YouTube 

Mud Hall at Gund Hall, Harvard/GSD

Photo: Iwan Baan

Just in case someone wonders if I managed my year as Loeb Fellow at Harvard without getting my hands dirty: NO. 
And Harvard never saw so much dirt before... 50 tons, 150 participants and 10 days. 
Watch the project on YouTube, Video by Maggie Janik 
Read Inga Saffron`s Blog on the project 
Like us on Facebook 

Banff Session 2012

Cultural Context, April 27 + 28, 2012 


In the Terrain of Water, UPenn

TERRAIN 2 - Symposium at PENNDESIGN: April 9, 2012 

Lecture at Harvard`s Graduate School of Design

A Talk with Austrian Artist Martin Rauch and Anna Heringer, Loeb Fellow, moderated by Andres Lepik
Thursday, March 22, Piper Auditorium, 6:30 pm  
Free and Open to the Public  

MudWorks at Harvard - A Different Shade of Green

MudWorks, a demonstration project to highlight the environmental benefits of  earth buildings, will begin construction March 17 on the most prominent corner of Harvard`s Graduate school of Design. 
MudWorks is organized by the 2012 Loeb Fellows with design support from GSD students. The installation will be supervised by Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch.
Like us on facebook www.facebook.com/MudWorksGSD.  
more informations on the Blog... 

Workshop at Yale University 

This two-day course will provide architecture and other design professionals in public interest design with in-depth study on methods of how design can address the critical issues faced by communities. 

Lecture with Andres Lepik and Rahul Mehrotra, Mumbai

Small Scale, Big Change - New Architecture Of Social Engagement 
When: Thur, 16th Feb 2012, 6:45pm 
Where: First Floor, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, Kalaghoda 
"Research Initiatives in Architecture and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai present this exclusive conversation between Anna Heringer and Andres Lepik, moderated by Rahul Mehrotra." 

International Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects

Anna Heringer has been awarded with the 2012 RIBA International Fellowship together with Atelier Bow-Wow, Carlos Ferrater, Sou Fujimoto, Christian Kerez and Francisco Mangado 

Loeb Fellowship, Harvard University

Anna Heringer is selected as Loeb Fellow at Harvard University together with Christopher Calott, Jean Lauer, Andres Lepik, Ian Lockwood, Anne‐Marie Lubenau, Aaron Naparstek, Peter Park, Inga Saffron. 

Regional Holcim Awards 2011 Africa Middle East 

The Teaching and Training Center for Sustainable Construction from the team Anna Heringer, Martin Rauch, Naegele Waibel Architecs and Salima Naji for the Fondation Alliences has been awarded with the Bronce Award for the region Africa Middle East. 

Vortrag und Workshop an der TU Wien

Departement for Spatial and Sustainable Design 

Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo

19 Apil - 26 Juni 2011. 

Building differently - Exhibition in Brussels

"Anna Heringer - building differently" Architecture Museum La Loge 


Lecture, Zentralvereinigung der Architekten, Vienna

"Anna Heringer. Werkvortrag"
26.05.2011 | 19:00
at Bene, Neutorgasse 4-8, Wien 

UNESCO/ LOCUS Symposium, Paris


Lecture - "Architecture is a tool to improve lives", Bregenz

Architecture in Progress, Thursday 14. 04.2011, 19.00h 


Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2011

Anna Heringer wins the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. 




Lecture at the conference Earth Architecture/ Mud, Stone & Shale

Say`un, Wadi Hadramut/ Republic of Yemen,  
February 28th - March 4th 2011 

Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series

6.30pm Wednesday 12th January 2011Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1 

Lecture at Harvard University, GSD

Anna Heringer: "On Sustaining Beauty - Local Solutions for Global Challenges" 

Website GSD 

Lecture at Goethe Institute NY - What is green architecture?

Earth Works - A Global Strategy for Sustainable Architecture 
November 11, 2010 
Website Goethe-Institut 

RIBA - Talk

Tuesday 19th October 2010 Jarvis Hall 
Speakers: Nabeel Hamdi Anshu Sharma Anna Heringer 
Chair: Angela Brady, RIBA President-Elect 

Small Scale - Big Change, MoMA New York

Website MoMA  

First Prize - UIA competition

Training Centre for Sustainable Development in Marrakech 

The jury unanimously recognised the architectural quality of this project, as well as its modernity. Integrated into the local context, it proposes an interpretation of the archetypes of the rural ksars and the urban medersas. The jury was seduced by this humanist project that combines technology, culture and the socio-economic reality of the region. This architectural sculpture plays skillfully, both externally and internally, with the overlapping of volumes and light and shade." 
UIA website 

Earth Works!

International Summerschool on modern earthen structures and sustainable architecture 
BASEhabitat/ Martin Rauch, Anna Heringer 

Gmuden, September 1st - 18th 
BASEhabitat website 

Biennale 2010, Venice

Participation at the Austrian Pavillon "Austria Under Construction" 
Participation at the German Pavillon "Sehnsucht" 

1:1 - Architects Build Small Spaces Exhibition, V&A Museum, London 

An Infinite Vision of Summer 
"This project evokes the sights, smells and textures of summer. At the heart of the structure is a meditation chamber. Visitors would enter it barefoot, so feeling the sea of barley grain that floods the room. They might then lie down in the bathtubs and enjoy a view of the suspended upside-down barley fields, swaying gently in an artificial breeze." (15 June - 30 August 2010, V&A Museum London) 
V&A website 

Exhibition in Villa Noailles, France

Construire ailleurs - Building elswhere 
(photo credits Pasi Aalto) 
TYIN + Anna Heringer



28 Sept. 2009 
Anna Heringer + Martin Rauch (Autriche) 

11th International Alvar Aalto Symposium

Edge - Paracentric Architecture 



13 May 2009 - 01 Nov. 2009

Quelles architectures pour une ville durable ? 

Exhibition - Green Architecture for the Future

29 May -4 October 2009 
Lousiana Museum of Modern Art 

Lecture at MIT, Boston

History and Practice - Exploring the role of history in contemporary architectural practice 
Saturday April 25th, 2009 
The intent of this workshop is to bring together scholars and practitioners of architecture to discuss critical approaches to the role of history within contemporary practice. The situation, we suspect, demands a re-assessment of the theoretical relationship between architect and historian and we suggest that a renewed responsibility toward the discipline and society at large is needed. How can we conceptualize this critical practice? 
Read more... 

Archiprix International in Montevideo

Group 1 - No Limits! is directed by Anna Heringer. 

Lecture at RIBA, London

10th February 2009 More... 

Winner of the Emerging Architecture Awards 2008!

The DESI project and HOMEmade family houses in Rudrapur are amongst the three winners of this year's AR Emerging Architecture Awards.  
"Out of the ordinary!" (Paul Finch) 

The Emerging Architecture Exhibition is at the Royal Institute of British Architects until Feb 28 
Read more... 

DESI inauguration

"Another clay-, straw- and bamboo-made two-storey eye-catching school building was inaugurated

at Rudrapur in Dinajpur yesterday near the similar old building which won the 2007 triennial Aga Khan Award for Best Architecture. (...)" The Daily Star on 18/10/2008. Read more...


World Architecture Community Award

Good news - the concept of the HOMEmade project (family houses) in Rudrapur is spreading and just got rewarded with the Architecture Community Awards 1st Circle! 
Congratulation and thanks to all who helped to turn this vision into reality - first of all the client families for their trust in us, the students of BRAC University (Bangladesh) and the students of the Linz University of Art/ project-studio BASEhabitat (Austria) for all passion and efforts they have invested in these projects and of course our partners Dipshikha and Shanti for their great support.  
More: www.worldarchitecture.org 


The Darkside Club - Biennale 2008 in Venice

"The Darkside Club, acts as a satellite event to the Biennale, providing a platform to showcase the best of current thinking within a forum of critical debate. 

The curators for 2008 3x3x3 are three leading experimental practitioners and master teachers Greg Lynn (USA / UAA Vienna), Patrik Schumacher (UK / AA London) and Gregor Eichinger (Vienna / ETH Zurich). The curators will explore issues aligned to how space and architecture perform in an increasingly sophisticated century, which continues to question the physical limitation of the built environment.  

It is hoped that The Darkside Club will continue to create an international dialogue on emerging experimental practice. Through presentation and visuals presented by young practitioners from around the world the curators will offer their themes for debate, to be moderated by some of the leading critics and debated with a panel of leading architects and journalists and the salon as a whole." 

The Darkside Club, Saturday 13th September 

Moderator: Paul Finch 
Theme: Basic Instincts 
Anna Heringer 
Lehm Ton Erde - Martin Rauch 
Baubotanik - Hannes Schwertfeger, Ferdinand Ludwig, Oliver Storz 
More: www.darksideclub.org