Anna Heringer: Essential Beauty
Museo ICO, 2022
The catalogue of the exhibition ‘Anna Heringer. Essential Beauty’ covers the main works and projects by the German architect, from her buildings in Bangladesh – the METI and DESI schools or the Anandaloy Building –, in China – the bamboo shelters and the Ceramics Museum in Majiayao – and in Africa – an educational campus in Ghana or a kindergarten in Zimbabwe –, to the projects developed in Europe – the birth space in Austria, an Ayurveda center in Germany or an ecotourism project in Spain, in which she has incorporated traditional materials and techniques from those countries, such as rammed earth. Under the motto ‘Architecture is a tool to improve lives,’ Heringer has also impulsed initiatives like the Dipdii Textiles workshop for women in Bangladesh or the Laufen Manifesto for a more humane design culture.