The competition is open to individuals and teams of up to four members. The challenge is to design a sustainable building or living component using only locally available materials with the intention of reducing waste in Haiti. The winning designs will be developed further at the College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah, during summer 2010 and may be utilized in the design and construction of a school in Haiti sponsored by Haitian Roots.
? Eliminate waste caused by natural disaster and cast-off materials from incoming aid supplies
? Promote awareness in our community of the hardships that earthquake struck countries are facing in regards to their built environment
? Generate an opportunity for our local community of designers to use their skills to aid countries struggling with post earthquake redevelopment and damage control
? Pool ideas and proposals for consideration as a jumping off point for school project development
? Gather funds for the design and construction of school in Haiti
Each group or individual will select a material to meet a particular needs category.
? Shelter/Building construction
? Clean water
? Sanitation/ Public health
AVAILABLE MATERIALS FOR SELECTION
? Rubble and salvaged rebar from destroyed buildings
? Refuse from first responders’ provisions/ re-purposed shipping materials from aid shipments
? Locally grown natural materials typically considered waste(for example, leftover fibers from pressing sugar cane)
Entrants will be required to digitally submit maximum 2 boards at 24″ x 36″ each and 150dpi in pdf format with the provided 5 digit code in a 1″x1″ square in the lower right hand corner of each board. Presentation requirements are as follows: description, section, details, perspective (renderings, sketches, or photographs of the mock up).
Register by: 05-13-2010 / Submit by: 05-15-2010