sustainable architecture - sunshine coast

The Women's Alliance of Ladakh is a not-for-profit local NGO set up in 1991 by Helena Norberg-Hodge with the twin goals of raising the status of rural women and to strengthen local culture and agriculture.

Andrew Webb designed the facility and oversaw the first stages of construction in 1998. The building houses a community meeting space, craft shop, offices, hostel accommodation for rural women and amenities. The building is surrounded by community gardens which provide a focus for training programs and workshops.

The building is passive solar designed with mud brick walls, stone foundations, and adobe roof structure with traditional styling.