by Studio Anna Heringer

Kurt Hoerbst

Anandaloy aims to be an inclusive building in Rudrapur, Bangladesh, designed for people with disabilities.

The building allows people with special needs to get therapy. This expressive architecture gives importance and visibility to these people that are usually rather hidden. The second floor of the building is also hosting a Textile Studio (Dipdii Textiles) for female tailors from the surrounding villages, allowing them to stay within their social network, rather than migrating to the cities to find a job. Anandaloy was built mostly out of mud and bamboo, and entirely by the local village community.

This project has been longlisted in the sustainable building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Studio Anna Heringer
Project: Anandaloy: Centre for People with disabilities + Dipdii Textiles studio

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