Among the finalists for the coveted Aga Khan Awards for Architecture for 2010 is the Green School in Bali, Indonesia. The award goes to projects that not only demonstrate architectural excellence, but those that also improve the overall quality of life of the people that interact with the project. Comprised entirely of bamboo, the Green School fits with those characteristics in terms of the of the structure’s focus on sustainability as well as the use of locally grown bamboo, their on-campus food production, and plans for power generation on-site.
In addition to the school’s commitment to the environment, the school’s curriculum also fosters an appreciation for nature, ecology, sustainability, and art. The goal of the school is to take students from all corners of the world and equip them with the skills needed to face the challenges of the future.
Built by PT Bambu and the Meranggi Foundation, the Green School is both traditional and modern, and the 2000 square meter facility is capable of resisting even earthquakes and cyclones.