This 'waterproof' bamboo school in Bangladesh could be the solution to rising sea levels due to climate change
The Arcadia Education Project is a bamboo school in Bangladesh which is water-repellent and the lower half remains submerged in water for a third of the year. This amphibious structure that rises with water levels could be the potential solution to rising sea levels because of climate change.
The bamboos, collected from neighbouring villages, were chemically treated by applying a liquid made by boiling local Gaab fruits. This traditional Bangladeshi method made the bamboo waterproof.
Recycled tires and steel drums were also used in the construction so that the entire school building rises along with the water level.
Most of the joints in the bamboo school structure do not use steel wires which could corrode in the water but prefer a rope-tie method.