Hunnarshala Foundation

Hunnarshala Foundation emerged in response to the 2001 earthquake in Kutch, Gujarat, aiming to empower communities in rebuilding their habitats. Recognizing the value of combining traditional wisdom with scientific building science for sustainable development, Hunnarshala bridged the gap between the two and involved artisans in delivering high-quality buildings and community spaces. Their applied research highlighted the importance of understanding technology, and the people and places involved for effective knowledge transfer.

With a diverse group of around 80 shareholders, Hunnarshala promotes sustainable development and specializes in building design, social housing, and disaster reconstruction. They prioritize community participation and adopt environmentally conscious approaches to foster inclusive development.

Hunnarshala Foundation’s projects