In response to the 2013 earthquake and typhoon that devastated the Philippines, the Active School is a transformative, low-cost school design aimed at innovating local construction methods and providing new classroom space for the 15,000+ children who lost their classrooms from the natural disaster. The structural design for the school prototype, utilizes locally grown bamboo as the primary structural material.
LOCATION: Bohol, Phillipines
DEVELOPER / OWNER: The St. Vincent Institute - Maribojoc, Bohol
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,500 sq.ft.
PROJECT STATUS: In Progress
*Images courtesy of actLAB.
*Work performed by Principal Holger Schulze-Ehring under previous employer Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger, in close collaboration with bamboo material expert Michael J. Richard.