The Green School / PT Bambu

via ArchDaily by Nico Saieh on 10/13/10


© PT Bambu

Architects: PT Bambu
Location: Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Client: Yayasan Kul Kul
Project Area: 7,542 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: PT Bambu, Ahkamul Hakim

site plan

© PT Bambu

Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely . They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of plants through presenting seedlings to local rice farmers; and PT Bambu, a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests.

© PT Bambu

© Ahkamul Hakim

The Green School, a giant laboratory built by PT Bambu, is located on a sustainable campus straddling both sides of the Ayung River in Sibang Kaja, Bali, within a lush jungle with native plants and trees growing alongside sustainable organic gardens. The campus is powered by a number of alternative energy sources, including a sawdust hot water and cooking system, a hydro-powered vortex generator and solar panels. Campus buildings include classrooms, gym, assembly spaces, faculty housing, offices, cafes and bathrooms. A range of architecturally significant spaces from large multi-storey communal gathering places to much smaller classrooms are a feature of the campus. Local , grown using sustainable methods, is used in innovative and experimental ways that demonstrate its architectural possibilities. The result is a holistic green community with a strong educational mandate that seeks to inspire students to be more curious, more engaged and more passionate about the environment and the planet.

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