The winning design for Haiti
Winning Haiti project includes market and government space
A group of students from Sheffield have won Article 25’s Haiti research design competition.
The seven strong group proposed a phased project that included building a construction college, health clinic and a kitchen/dining area that could later be turned into gallery space.
A wall of remembrance was also included, alongside residential, market and government facilities.
The panel of judges included Geoffrey Payne, founder of Geoffrey Payne Associates, Andrew Lamb, UK chief executive of Engineers Without Borders, Franck Robert, senior engineer at Buro Happold, Ralph Buschow, senior architect at Article 25 and Robin Cross, chief executive of Article 25 CEO.
A statement from Article 25 said: “A number of themes emerged but the panel considered that Sheffield School of Architecture most appropriately addressed the interplay between the social and political, maintaining the historical significance of the site but also making it a vehicle for social and economic regeneration.
“They were particularly impressed with their closing slogan: “growth with care”. There was also a very sensitive awareness of the need to commemorate the past event of the earthquake and the lives it claimed, while simultaneously looking forward to a better future.”
The winners received a selection of humanitarian architecture books and their work is displayed here.