Ankarafa first phase nearing completion

Over 10,000 Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks (ISSB) have been laid, the timber secondary structure has been erected and the lightweight metal roof has been installed.

Research continues into sustainable waste management and the design team are currently exploring using native Madagascan Tiger Worms to naturally digest human waste. The team are also investigating double skin roof options and methods for minimising internal solar gains.


The furniture, doors and windows are currently being made in Madagascar’s capital city Antananarivo by local craftsmen and will be delivered to site following completion of the first phase.


The Client, Bristol Zoological Society and design team are very pleased with the progress and quality of the build and very much looking forward to proceeding with the next phase of works early next year.

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