Kay e Santé nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti) seeks to solicit ideas on housing prototypes that work to reduce the transmission of tuberculosis for a community in St. Marc, Haiti. ARCHIVE encourages (though within prescribed parameters) ideas that vary in size, scale, layout, grouping, building construction methods, structural responses, materials, and form. Five winning designs will be used to build five single-family units.
Both professionals and students are encouraged to participate. Architects, building designers, urban planners, health professionals, researchers, public health specialists, and other interested professionals are encouraged to submit their ideas to the competition. Individuals can submit their name, profession, and background to the website to seek partnerships with professionals in other fields. We are encouraging teams to be multidisciplinary in nature in order to foster dialogue between the design/engineering fields and health sciences. Up to six people are permitted per team.
To raise global awareness of the relationship between housing and infectious disease, ARCHIVE will publish a compendium featuring the competition’s best entries, as well as a ‘best practices’ design development compendium. These will be available via the ARCHIVE website and distributed through relevant publications and reports. Honorable mentions for projects strong in certain disciplines will be denoted.
After the project winners have been announced, ARCHIVE will host a travelling project exhibition to showcase the work to various universities worldwide. This will take the form of a multimedia presentation (combining powerpoint and video footage) which will chronologically demonstrate the project’s implementation procedure.
The exhibition will include a public health lecture and an open display of the most innovative poster submissions.
The project will adhere to the following timeline:
12 July 2010 – campaign launched
20 September – design teams formed and registered on ARCHIVE website
12 November– deadline for entry submission
1 December – 1st round judging completed; 20 winners announced
7 December – final 5 winners announced
12 January 2011 (1-year anniversary of earthquake) – launch of travel exhibit
1 March – construction of pilot houses begins
31 May – construction of selected units completed
July – building occupancy of completed units