Kay e Santé nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti) seeks to solicit ideas on housing prototypes that work to reduce the transmission of tuberculosis for a community in St. Marc, Haiti. ARCHIVE encourages (though within prescribed parameters) ideas that vary in size, scale, layout, grouping, building construction methods, structural responses, materials, and form. Five winning designs will be used to build five single-family units.
To raise global awareness of the relationship between housing and infectious disease, ARCHIVE will publish a compendium featuring the competition’s best entries, as well as a ‘best practices’ design development compendium. These will be available via the ARCHIVE website and distributed through relevant publications and reports. Honorable mentions for projects strong in certain disciplines will be denoted.
After the project winners have been announced, ARCHIVE will host a travelling project exhibition to showcase the work to various universities worldwide. This will take the form of a multimedia presentation (combining powerpoint and video footage) which will chronologically demonstrate the project’s implementation procedure.
The exhibition will include a public health lecture and an open display of the most innovative poster submissions.