Kay e Sante nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti), Open Architectural Design Competition
Kay e Sante nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti), is an international competition launched by the ARCHIVE Institute to build five housing units in the area of St. Marc, Haiti. The housing units are unique in that throughout the entire project, from design, construction, and habitation, HEALTH is a driving factor. The housing units will make use of common sense design principles, and all units should seek to minimize the transmission of Tuberculosis. The community of St. Marc will be actively engaged in the project, helping refine the final ideas to ensure the long term viability of the project. The Kay e Sante nan Ayiti project believes that the way to reach the best design solution is through a collaboration of minds, skills, interests and people.
ARCHIVE hopes that the competition will raise awareness of the ability of housing to change the way in which society deals with global infectious disease epidemics, as well as generate a new-found knowledge amongst applicants of the link between housing and health. We are asking you to contribute your ideas to this project, whatever your background, to share your knowledge and create a truly interdisciplinary network of interested individuals. The 5 winning proposals will be built in 2011, with habitation commencing July 2011. The winning designs will also be showcased in travelling exhibits to universities worldwide and in a ‘best practice’ design development compendium. Prizes include: First place: $5,000 US; Second place: $3,000 US; Third place: $2,000 US. The competition is opened to: Architects, engineers, health specialists, university students and the general public.
International: Kay e Sante nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti), Open Architectural Design Competition
Registration Deadline: 20th September 2010. Submission Deadline: 12th November 2010
Competition website: http://www.archiveinstitute.org/haiti/