HABITAT FOR HUMANITY | Community Centre in the Philippines
In the spring of 2024, a community center is to be built in the Philippines with students from Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, the non-profit association for humanitarian aid Fruit-Tree e.V. and a small indigenous population. The new community center is to be used as a multifunctional space and develop as the social hub of Mamanwa village. This DesignBuild project is led by Prof. Brigitte Al Bosta (Architecture course) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carina Neff (Civil Engineering course).
Based on the traditional construction in the Philippines, a construction with locally available bamboo is planned. Bamboo is a sustainable, inexpensive and fast-growing raw material that is ideal for building bamboo houses in earthquake and typhoon-prone areas due to its high strength and low weight.
To prepare for this project, an interdisciplinary workshop with Andrés Bäppler, a German-Colombian architect and author of the book “GUADUA. The super weed. Building the future with bamboo”.