Haiti Housing Design Competition – Kay e Sante nan Ayiti

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Haiti Building Contest – organised by ARCHIVE : Architecture Information

15 Aug 2010

Haiti Housing Design Competition

18 Oct 2010 – registration closing date extension

International : Kay e Sante nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti)
Open Housing Design Competition

Registration deadline for ARCHIVE’s Kay e Sante nan Ayiti open innovation competition has been extended to October 18, 2010 (deadline for registration was 20 Sep 2010).
ARCHIVE : Architecture for Health In Vulnerable Environments

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.

Haiti Housing Design Competition
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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.

Haiti Housing Design Competition
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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, and the general public.

Competition website: www.archiveinstitute.org/haiti/

Registration: http://www.archiveinstitute.org/haiti/index.php/pages/registration/signup

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