Australians design lightweight schools for earthquake-stricken Nepal


New school building in Garma, Nepal. Image: courtesy Australian Himalayan Foundation

A multidisciplinary team of Australian architects and engineers are behind the design of a lightweight, prefabricated and easily assembled school building that has been rolled out in more than 30 earthquake-prone locations across Nepal, which was devastated by severe tremors in 2015.

Led by David Carolan, director of Sydney-based engineering firm Taylor Thomson Whiting (TTW), the team was rewarded for its efforts last week when it received Good Design Awards in both the architectural and engineering categories.

The project has been an unequivocal success, with more than 20 classrooms built to the now award-winning design across five different schools, including one school for special needs students in the village of Garma.  Read rest of this news article at Architectureau.com.


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