The second build during the 2012 September workshop was an addition to SAFE headquarters. Phase one construction, completed with the help of 19 international volunteers has been expanded to incorporate a ground floor extension and bamboo upper storey.
The new building provides increased office space, a new kitchen facility and meeting rooms for use within the community. Verandas offer beautiful views out across the landscape both over vibrant green padi fields and towards the bamboo forests.
Alongside testing new details including bamboo weave ventilation panels and alternative window openings, SAFE were keen to incorporate bamboo off-cuts within the walls to encourage a sustainable approach to material use.