Per Anna Heringer si “fa architettura”, facendo differenza nella vita delle persone. Responsabile Unesco per il progetto Earthen Architecture, Anna Heringer afferma che “l’architettura è uno strumento che migliora la vita”. Non si tratta solo di avere un tetto sulla testa, ma anche di creare comunità, rafforzare l’autostima, salvaguardare la bellezza e l’identità culturale: tutte voci strettamente legate alla dignità (sopra, workshop on Modern Earthen Structures and Sustainable Architecture, 2009).

ANNA HERINGER, Anna Heringer architect #anna heringer #tempodacqua #thetimeofwater

Anna Heringer declares “The vision behind, and motivation for my work is to explore and use architecture as a medium to strengthen cultural and individual confidence, to support local economies and to foster the ecological balance. Joyful living is a creative and active process and I am deeply interested in the sustainable development of our society and our built environment. For me, sustainability is a synonym for beauty: a building that is harmonious in its design, structure, technique and use of materials, as well as with the location, the environment, the user, the socio-cultural context. This, for me, is what defines its sustainable and aesthetic value.” 

For Anna Heringer architecture is a tool to improve lives. As an architect and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development she is focusing on the use of natural building materials. She has been actively involved in development cooperation in Bangladesh since 1997. Her diploma work, the METI School in Rudrapur got realized in 2005 in collaboration with Eike Roswag and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007. Over the years, Anna has realized further projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Together with Martin Rauch she has developed the method of Clay Storming that she teaches at various universities, including ETH Zurich, UP Madrid, TU Munich and GSD/Harvard.