Debris Design Competition: Haiti Architecture Contest

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Debris Design Contest, Haiti Architectural Competition

Competition re Problems of waste and appropriate construction in Haiti

page updated 27 Aug 2016

Debris Design Competition

Winning Design

Jong-Hwa Lee and Lim Hye-Jin

Honorable Mention for Cultural Sensitivity
Matthew Nye and Erika Ikeda

Honorable Mention for Urban Strategies
Osamu Uchiyama

Honorable Mention for Community Building
Christopher Roos and Jeana Antle

Debris Design is a design competition focused on removing materials from the waste stream in post-earthquake Haiti and using design ingenuity to alter them for new daily-life uses. The goal is to develop uses for these materials that respond to basic, life-sustaining needs, both immediate and long-term.

Participants could design with a range of materials from broken concrete and tangled rebar to natural fibers and discarded packaging. Solutions may be related to building construction, energy production or storage, water collection, food production, public health, or sanitation. Proposals will be judged on ingenuity, relevance, constructability, and efficiency.

Winning entries will be included in a public exhibition. In addition, authors of selected entries will have the opportunity to serve as design consultants to students at the University of Utah School of Architecture to further develop the ideas.

Registration deadline for the Debris Design Competition was May 13, 2010

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Debris Design Competition

Debris Design is a design competition focused on removing materials from the waste stream in post-earthquake Haiti and using design ingenuity to alter them for new daily-life uses. The goal is to develop uses for these materials that respond to basic, life-sustaining needs, both immediate and long-term. The competition is open to anyone interested in finding creative responses to the problems of waste and appropriate construction in Haiti. Registration for individuals and teams is available through the competition website:
www.commonstudio.org/debrisdesign.aspx.

Winning entries will receive cash awards and will be included in a public exhibition. In addition, authors of selected entries will have the opportunity to serve as design consultants to students at the University of Utah School of Architecture to further develop the ideas within the design of a school in Haiti for the Haitian Roots education non-profit organization.

Design submissions are due on May 15 – 12:00 pm in electronic format. The competition will culminate with the awards ceremony and Hip Hop for Haiti celebration at 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 15, at the Utah Arts Alliance, 2191 South 300 West in Salt Lake City.

The Debris Design Competition will act as a catalyst and collection point for innovative ideas benefiting underdeveloped areas affected by natural disasters. Professionals and students are invited to reconsider current notions of emergency response and transform debris and other materials that typically become part of the waste stream into innovative materials and structures.

Participants can design with a range of materials from broken concrete and tangled rebar to natural fibers and discarded packaging. Solutions may be related to building construction, energy production or storage, water collection, food production, public health, or sanitation. Proposals will be judged on ingenuity, relevance, constructability, and efficiency. Debris Design is hosted by the non-profit organization Common Studio with the support of the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning.

Eligibility

Participant can be anyone interested in finding creative solutions to the problems of waste and appropriate construction in Haiti.

Registration

The registration fee is $10 per student and $20 per professional. Each team/individual may submit only one entry. Proceeds benefit school construction in Haiti.
Competition Challenge
Transform debris for innovative daily life uses and building systems. Design solutions should address one or more of the following needs:
· Shelter/Building construction
· Clean water
· Sanitation/Public health
· Energy
Below are some examples of materials for selection:
· Concrete/Rubble
· Salvaged rebar
· Scrap Metal
· Wood scraps
· Earth
· Cars
· Fabric
· Available natural materials:
o Sugar cane
o Bamboo
o Cornstalk
o Water
· Refuse from first responders’ provisions:
o Plastic bottles
o Shipping pallets
o Shipping boxes
o Tents
· Any other material currently available in Haiti

Submission Requirements

· (1 or 2) PDF files formatted at 24″x36″ at 150dpi (landscape or portrait orientation)
· Provide 5 digit code in a 1″x1″ square in the lower right hand corner of each board
· PDF presentation files should include enough information to present the idea clearly and may include:
o concept
o descriptive text (maximum 250 words)
o section drawings
o detail drawings
o images (3-D renderings, photographs of a mock-up, or sketches)
All entries must be received by Saturday, May 15th, at 12pm via email at
info@commonstudio.org
Submission Evaluation Criteria
· Integration of sustainable strategies
· Innovation
· Feasibility
Awards
Winner:
· $200
· Publication included in traveling exhibition, book, and multimedia CD
· The opportunity to serve as design consultants to students at the University of Utah School of Architecture to further develop the ideas within the design of a school in Haiti for the Haitian Roots education non-profit organization
Honorable Mentions:
· Publication included in traveling exhibition, book, and multimedia CD

Submission Display

The competition will culminate with the awards ceremony and Hip Hop for Haiti celebration at 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 15, at the Utah Arts Alliance, 2191 South 300 West in Salt Lake City. Submitted PDF presentation files will be exhibited at the event.

Competition Schedule
May 13th: 8pm MST Registration Deadline
May 15th: 12pm MST Design Submittals Due

Questions
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at info@commonstudio.org

COMMON|studio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that seeks to provide design services, education and advocacy about the built environment to underserved populations and existing nonprofits.

We support and enhance community development by designing essential facilities such as schools, clinics, orphanages, homeless shelters, community gardens, housing and other infrastructure.

Through the power of professional design, we build safer, more sustainable and highly innovative environments that become assets to their communities and enduring symbols of the collective ability to envision a better future.

COMMON studio is a leader in providing environmentally responsive, socially appropriate, and economically beneficial design solutions and education that improves the quality of life to underserved communities.

University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning’s mission is to facilitate an educational community of students, faculty, and staff with interests and expertise in creative design, building, planning, computer technology, issues of social and ecological responsibility, and the scholarly study of the history and theory of the built landscape. They educate future professionals who are concerned with constructing and maintaining the highest quality in our built and natural environments.

Haitian Roots is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designed to provide educational opportunities for impoverished Haitian children. Haitian Roots offers a continual path of academic education through the Haitian education system as well as additional instruction such as ESL and computer basics.

Haitian Roots believes that education is the key to changing Haitian society. The board of Haitian Roots is committed to fighting against the atrocities that are happening to the youth of Haiti. The organization will give the children of this nation an alternative to the path of poverty they are currently embarked upon.

Haitian Roots will help to fulfill the needs of the future generation of Haitians, eventually building and running a primary school for children during the day and a technical school for the youth at night.

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