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Music studio in Cité Soleil: Caribbean Architecture Information
13 May 2010
Yele Music Studio Contest Winner
Haiti Design Competition News
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Yele Music Studio
Haiti Student Design Competition
‘In the aftermath of the devastating 13 January 2010 earthquake, the focus of activity for Yéle and other organisations working in Haiti will be to provide humanitarian aid and ongoing support to those affected. The impact of these events on the Music Studio project and competition process will be communicated as soon as the situation on the ground in Haiti becomes clearer. Until this time, the Competition remains as before’.
18 Dec 2009
Launch of International Student Open Design Competition for Yéle Music Studio, Haiti
Yéle Haiti and RIBA Competitions are pleased to announce the launch of an International Student Open Design Competition, established by John McAslan + Partners and Allied London, for a new music studio facility in Cit? Soleil (Port-au-Prince), Haiti.
Yéle was founded by the Haitian-born, Grammy-Award winning musician and record producer Wyclef Jean. Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement which aims to raise global awareness for Haiti and transform the country through programmes in education, sports, the arts and environment. The new circa one thousand square-foot community music studio is a typical example of Yéle Haiti’s initiatives which embrace Wyclef Jean’s passion for music and the country of his birth. The projects strive to renew hope and self-belief in forgotten neighbourhoods and to help Haiti’s youthful population rebuild their nation.
The new music studio will be built in Cité Soleil and combine the recording of music and radio programming with vocational training, micro-enterprise opportunities and job creation for at-risk youth in that area. The studio is a joint venture between Yéle Haiti and two for-profit companies – Sak Pasé Records, Wyclef Jean’s own record label, and Radio Boukman, a popular community radio station in Cité Soleil. The joint venture arrangement will ensure that the Yéle Music Studio will be entirely self-financing within 18 months, while at the same time remaining committed to using music and radio to promote development and social issues.
Lending his support to the project, Wyclef Jean commented: ‘Music is what I live, breathe and sleep. Where I come from, music is not just notes. It is a way of survival. That’s how important the Yéle Music Studio is. Building this project in Cité Soleil is a matter of life and death’.
John McAslan said: ‘My practice is working with Wyclef Jean’s charity Yéle, President Bill Clinton in his capacity as the UN Special Envoy, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Haitian Government on a number of projects to help transform opportunities for communities in this beautiful but ravaged country. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, so built projects like the music studio are essential. My ambition is that young architects from around the world will be inspired to create some fantastic designs for the music studio and by doing so, help build a better future for the young people of Cité Soleil’.
Following the conclusion of the competition, Yéle Haiti intends to start work on the new music studio as soon as practicable. The winning student will be invited to collaborate on developing their design ideas with the Haitian-based executive architect responsible for realising and delivering the project.
Submissions are invited from architecture students in the UK and internationally who have not yet completed their RIBA Part 3 studies (or equivalent professional competence qualification in their country of study). Students studying for GCSE and A-levels (or international equivalent) in design-related subjects are also invited to enter. The Stage 1 entries will be assessed anonymously by a Jury Panel. The authors (between 5 and 10) of the proposals judged to have produced the best response to the Competition Brief, will be invited to develop a simple card model and present their ideas at an interview to be held in London. A Prize Fund of £1,000 will be available for the Jury Panel to apportion amongst the finalists at their discretion. Each interview attendee will be offered a reimbursement of expenses up to GB £150 as a contribution towards the cost of attending the interview (or facilitation of a video conference for overseas competitors). Should the Jury Panel feel that there is an outstanding scheme at Stage 1, the right will be reserved to announce a winner without recourse to a second stage.
For details of how to register for the Yéle Recording Studio Competition and how to access the supporting information please visit http://architecture.com/competitions.
The deadline for receipt of Stage 1 design submissions is 2.00pm on Friday 12 March 2010.
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10 Dec 2009
JMP, Allied London, and the RIBA announce international music studio design competition on behalf of Wyclef Jean’s charity Yéle Haiti
John McAslan + Partners and Allied London have established a new RIBA international student design competition for a music studio in Cité Soleil (Port-au-Prince), Haiti, on behalf of Wyclef Jean and his charity Yéle Haiti. To be launched on Friday 18th December, the competition will be open to students from around the world.
Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, with the majority of Haiti’s 8 million residents living on less than US$1 per day. Unemployment is close to 80 per cent, and more than half the population is under 21 years old.
Wyclef Jean in Haiti:
Yele was founded by the Haitian-born, Grammy Award-winning musician and record producer Wyclef Jean, formerly of The Fugees. Yele Haiti is a grassroots movement which aims to raise global awareness for Haiti and transform the country through the regeneration of forgotten neighbourhoods and programmes in education, sports, the arts and environment. As Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti, Jean’s enduring passion is to help his country’s youthful population to rebuild their nation.
Yéle Haiti is building a music studio in Cité Soleil that will combine the recording of music and radio programming with vocational training, micro-enterprise opportunities and job creation for at-risk youth in that area. The studio is a joint venture between Yéle Haiti, Sak Pasé Records (Wyclef Jean’s own record label) and Radio Boukman, a popular community radio station in Cité Soleil. The joint venture arrangement will be committed to using music and radio to promote development and social issues.
Wyclef Jean said, “Music is what I live, breathe and sleep. Where I come from, music is not just notes. It is a way of survival. That’s how important the Yéle Music Studio is. Building this project in Cité Soleil is a matter of life and death.”
John McAslan said, “John McAslan + Partners has been working with Wyclef Jean’s charity Yéle, the Clinton Global Initiative and other organisations in Haiti for a number of years. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, so built projects like the music studio are essential in helping to generate an ongoing income for the community. Our hope is that young architects from around the world will be inspired to create some fantastic designs for the music studio and by doing so, help to provide a better future for Cité Soleil’s young people.”
The competition for Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Music Studio launches on Friday 18 December 2009 and applicants should visit the RIBA website thereafter at: http://architecture.com/competitions
Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief. Grammy Award-winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Wyclef Jean founded Yéle Haiti in 2005.
Yéle Haiti’s mission is to create small-scale, manageable and replicable projects to contribute to Haiti’s long-term progress. Each initiative is imbued with Wyclef’s passion, as Yéle Haiti’s founder. Whether utilizing local hip-hop musicians to deliver awareness messages in forgotten neighbourhoods or bringing his famous friends to Haiti to support the movement, what Wyclef radiates is profound wishes for the country.
Each of Yéle’s projects is conceived to renew hope for Haitians to rebuild their nation. Yéle Haiti wants to project a new forward-thinking image that accurately reflects Haiti’s youthful population and their unique and irrepressible spirit, which is an integral part of their culture. We firmly believe that given a genuine opportunity to shape the future, Haiti’s youth will shock the world with their ability to take Haiti to the next level.
For further information, please visit: http://www.yele.org/
John McAslan + Partners
John McAslan + Partners is a leading architectural and design practice, based in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, with a large portfolio of award-winning work in Britain and overseas. Encompassing urban design, infrastructure, commercial, residential, retail, education and the arts sectors, the practice has an outstanding track-record in transformational schemes involving culturally and historically significant buildings, including: the Grade I listed Modernist masterpiece, the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on the South coast of England; the renowned Roundhouse arts venue in Camden, London; and the Grade II* listed Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square, London.
The practice is currently working on: the £450M development of the Grade I listed King’s Cross Station in the heart of London, the transformation of the historic centre of the Stanislavsky family in Moscow, including a prominent mixed-use and residential building; and new cultural and apartment buildings within the Heart of Doha project in Qatar. Having just recently completed the new British Embassy building in Algiers, the studio is currently working on a £120 million sustainable super-campus for Manchester Metropolitan University in Hulme; an innovative High School and Community Library at Craigmillar in Scotland, and a major new high quality office and mixed-use development near St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, known as 5 Cheapside.
In many of its projects, John McAslan + Partners – using up to 10% of its pretax profits and 1% of its billable time – has set up linked pro bono schemes to involve local young people, including the RIBA/ICE Bursary scheme. The practice is also working on a number of pro bono projects in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and other NGOs, including: the School of Genocide Studies in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of the world-renowned Kigali Memorial Centre; community schools and teacher training centres in Malawi, and a number of community, cultural and education projects in Haiti.
For more information, please visit: www.mcaslan.co.uk and www.mcaslan-family-trust.com
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