Bridgette Meinhold

Bamboo Bridge School Wins a 2010 Aga Khan Award

by , 11/30/10

aga khan award for architecture, bridge school, china, li xiaodong, green design, sustainable architecture

Louvers and walls can be opened or closed depending on the season or programs taking place within the school. Two classrooms sit on either side of the bridge, and they are separated by a community library. Slides and various staircases allow access into the classrooms, and children are loath to leave school because it is like a playground for them.

Meanwhile, villagers congregate around the school’s courtyards and use the facilities for community activities. A walkway suspended by cables underneath the bridge school crosses the creek and is used by everyone when school is not in session. The north end of the school can be opened up and used as a stage for performances or other community projects.

+ Li Xiaodong

+ Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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4 Comments

  1. parvathy.r March 1, 2012 at 5:39 am

    super…rly i like it…………….

  2. CHANDAN HALDAR January 24, 2011 at 8:17 am

    OH MY GOD ,,,WHAT AN BAMBOO SCHOOL ,,,,COUDNT KEEP MY EYES SHUT EVEN FOR A SCOND,,,,MY CONGRATES TO THE ARCH…HATS OFF

  3. Andrianome Frederic January 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

    We in Madagascar dream to develop a strategic policy to promote bamboo technology

  4. Barr.L.MOwoebute-Okedeji January 1, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Became interested in reading and knowing more of the wonderful world of bamboo.Particularly coming from the background of Africa.

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