The challenge was to help House of Hope Children’s Centre who were at the very earliest stages of considering how to rebuild their orphanage following the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
Students produced four sophisticated and detailed thesis projects as part of their design studio course work. The only commitment we were entitled to make at this time was to offer our work as a means for the client and supporters to raise money and awareness.
‘The work that the students produced did help in some small measure – in concept and confidence building if not in the detail of the proposals. House of Hope (has) managed to purchase some land and, with help from Friends of HOH, build a couple of “transitional shelters” as a starter.’ Phil Khorassandjian.
Client: House of Hope Children’s Centre, Haiti
Tutors: Simon Warren and Tony Rees
Other Facilitators: Phil Khorassandijian
Students: Andrew Pye, Tom Woodcock, Alex Durie, Michael Townsend, Charoula Kassimati-Antonopoullou, Ashley Line, Alexandros Moisidis, Emily Blowers, Natalie Ledward, Gillian Todd, Steve Duquemin and Rizwana Osmana.
Research Question: Understanding the parameters and complexities of the live project outside of the UK.