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Siddhartha Primary School
Bimire village, Nepal
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Nepal school reconstruction project with compressed earth blocks

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Category:
education
Phase:
in use
Design:
GroundUP
Updated:
16 May 2017
introduction

Bimire was one of the hardest hit village in Nepal during the 2015 earthquakes. This left most of the stone houses and community structures destroyed, including many of the education facilities. The organizations Conscious Impact and Yuwa Unity Nepal saw this as an opportunity to offer an alternative approach to rebuilding using local materials in remote regions of the country.

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materials and building techniques

Consctruction of the school was completed using local soil. Compressed earth bricks were formed using the Auram 2000

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School from above

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Making earh bricks

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Hygiene education

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School from below

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Sharing knowledge

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The building process

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Concept render

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Concept render

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