We are happy to announce that Alfa Omega School listed in architecture longlist by Dezeen Awards 2019 among 267 architecture projects from a total of 4.5000 entries.
Alfa Omega School is a story of local craftsmanship, challenge, and improvisation. The platform-based building originally designed to respond to the flooded swamp area where it sits. The design utilizes a combination of various local materials such as bamboo, brick, and Nipah leaves. It is completed within the limited resource and time (6 months), with the help of 2 groups of local craftsman. The roof construction uses a vernacular approach and influenced by west Javanese roof, as a gesture of local wisdom which also accelerates the period of building.
As the finished building seen from afar, Alfa Omega School became the center of harmony between its people, user, and nature. Alfa Omega School constructed with humanistic aspect in mind as a grassroots educational building.
An art gallery built into a sand dune, a pastel-pink church hall and Europe’s first underwater restaurant are among 267 architecture projects that made the 2019 longlist for Dezeen Awards.
We attracted over 4,500 entries from 87 different countries for the second edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and design.