Beazley Designs of the Year Architecture Winner


ModSkool is a school that is designed to be easily erected and dismantled in response to forced evictions of farming communities on the floodplains of the Yamuna river in India.

First built in 2017 in less than three weeks by students, school staff, parents and local volunteers, the school was dismantled one year later due to land-ownership issues. The new school, relocated further south, was held together with the form of weave used for a charpoy, a multifunctional piece of furniture traditionally used as a daybed.

The school’s design mirrors its teaching methods, which focus on a holistic education that includes issues of sustainability..

Designed by Social Design Collaborative.

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