New main building at the Panya Project

In January 2013, Christian Shearer and Geoffroy Godeau of the Surplus Design team coordinated and supervised the rebuild of the biggest natural building ever built at the Panya Project. The new main building measures twenty meter long, seven meter wide and two storey’s high. During two one month long internships, with the help of fifteen natural building interns and a ten people support crew, the old main building was completely demolished (everything but the concrete slab, the adobe bricks were reused in the new building) and rebuilt. The building hosts a variety of natural building techniques and features a kitchen, dining room, library, teaching space and yoga platform. The design was done by Christian, with the assistance of Peter, a retired civil engineer.