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Nepal : Habitat Resource Centre en MPC / CSW

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Two years after the earthquake in 2015 in Nepal, the reconstruction process was still on process. Supporting an Intregrated Reconstruction programme was the aim of A&D and his partner Jagaran, through the provision of tools and methods to build back better and safer for homelesss households. the Habitat Resource Centre (HRC) is one feature to disseminates improved contruction practices.


The project scope is to adopt a territorial and
community approach for the reconstruction of the
isolated rural areas, with a dynamic reinforcement
of participatory planning and management
capacities, integrating a support methodology
for the civil society within the evolving system
announced by the local governance in Nepal.
Architecture&Développement takes part in this
process and builds a 6,05m by 2,75m (17 sq.m of
usable ground space) Habitat Resource Center,
inspired by traditional nepalese rural habitat.
The confined stone walls rises 1,2m above the
ground. The upper wall is built with a lighter
wooden structure. The mud plaster, while providing
a protection for the wire mesh, regulates the
thermal confort inside the building.
The Habitat Resource Center (HRC) will be used,
as first, by a person specialized in habitat and
construction to help the community by giving advices
and showing them how to build better. After
it will be handed over to the women cooperative
so they can have an office and organize their own
The CSW model demonstrates an efficient
low-cost, low-tech, and safe solution for self-built
reconstruction in rural Nepal with local materials.

Main Goals

• Promote substainable solutions for a safe and
adapted reconstruction in rural areas.
• Help to develop and diffuse the CSW technology
in Nepal by building an Habitat Resource Center.
• Inform and create awarness among the community
on alternative technologies.
• Evaluate the capacity of this technology in Nepal
in terms of social-economic reality in a context of
• Train a team of labors to the CSW technology.

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