Design fellow Diego Collazos just got back from the Structures for Inclusion conference in Austin, Texas, where he presented his work in Latin America rebuilding disaster-stricken schools for Happy Hearts & SURA. Not that he'd have much of a break following the conference, as the next series of school projects begin rolling into construction. Get the latest from our award-winning Design Fellow:
It is the end of summer, which also means going back to school for children in Peru. During the last few months and taking advantage that school principals were preparing for the new school year, It was a good opportunity to explore new prospective schools that could be benefited by the Happy Hearts Fund / SURA school rebuilding program in Peru; during this time it was realized the needs for proper infrastructure in the Ica region are still a major issue.
16 DE SEPTIEMBRE SCHOOL_MEXICO: IMPROVING THE LANDSCAPE
The school rebuilding program proudly announces that Happy Hearts Fund and SURA Joint will be involved in the 16 de Septiembre school’s construction in Veracruz which will start in the next few weeks. Although the school design prototype is complete, Architecture for Humanity, with the great help of star landscape architect Ken Smith, worked in the development of the school’s exteriors making the most out of the existing site plan. To see the render images of the proposal please check the 16 de Septiembre School Landscape Design (PDF).
For more, information, photos and data regarding this project please check the 16 de Septiembre school project page.
DIVINO JESUS SCHOOL_PERU: CONSTRUCTION STARTS
After a long design development stage and contract preparations the school construction finally started. There were some delays at the beginning of the construction as there was a disagreement between the worker’s unions and the contractors, but finally construction started and is developing at an effective pace. Please check the first Construction progress report – March 2012 (PDF).
For more, information, photos and data regarding this project please check the Divino Jesus school project page.
MARIA AUXILIADORA SCHOOL_PERU:
SCHOOL PRESENTED AT 2012 STRUCTURES FOR INCLUSION CONFERENCE
The 24th of March the Architecture for Humanity team was present at the 2012 Structures for Inclusion Conference in Austin Texas, which celebrated excellence in public interest design. The school was honored with the annual SEED award and it was also the opportunity to present the school project to the audience so they can learn about the design processes in which community participation was essential.
For more, information, photos and data regarding this school please check the Maria Auxiliadora School project page.