Spiti Projects has taken particular care with all their buildings, bearing in mind the importance of a stable structure in this seismic zone.
The foundation needs to be sturdy, the sub soil needs to be stable and the foundation should have a ring beam. The primary construction technique employed in the community centre is the vernacular Spiti rammed earth technique. A number of measures have been taken to further improve the resistance of the structure in case of seismic events.
In terms of geometry, buttresses were added to all the long spanning walls, external wall junctions and corners to give lateral stability. In terms of reinforcement, two strategies were implemented: