This building in the north Bengal town of Rajarhat serves as a community center. The starting point was to realize a building using materials and skills from within a 25 km radius from the site. The drive was to encourage locals to become aware on the basic principles of sustainability. The floor plan (24 x 32 m) is east-west oriented and consists of two volumes under a large bamboo roof structure. On the south side we find the classrooms and on the north side the workshop and store. Two sight lines traverse the building in all four directions. The lifting of the roof high above the volumes, creating a dropped ceiling, has achieved a considerable reduction of heat build up within the spaces. Further cooling is provided by cross ventilation, surrounding vegetation and the nearby pond. With the completion of this striking design we have proved that conventional local resources and materials can be used to build a successful environmentally friendly building.