For Anna Heringer architecture is a tool to improve lives. As an architect, activist and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development she is focusing on the use of natural building materials. She has been actively involved in development cooperation in Bangladesh since 1997. Her diploma work, the METI School in Rudrapur got realized in 2005 and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007. Over the years, Studio Anna Heringer has realized further projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Anna is lecturing worldwide at conferences, including TED and has been visiting professor at various universities such as Harvard and ETH Zurich.
She received numerous honors: the New European Bauhaus Prize 2021, Philippe Rotthier European Prize for Architecture 2021, Archdaily Building of the Year 2020, the OBEL Award 2020, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, Curry Stone Design Prize, the Femmes Architects Award 2020, the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s GSD and a RIBA International Fellowship. Her work was widely published and exhibited in the MoMA New York, the V&A Museum in London and at the Venice Biennale among other places.