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Competition launched to rebuild earthquake-hit Haiti

The Haitian government has appointed Malcolm Reading Consultants to launch an international competition to assist the rebuilding programme following this year’s earthquake.

The competition ties-in to an Expo, to be held later this year in Haiti and its concept was developed by UK architect John McAslan, who is currently working with a number of organisations in the country.

The aim of the project is to help rebuild communities and homes in Haiti. Using an Expo model, the Government of Haiti and others, can see and test different solutions - from the bespoke community-build to mass-produced housing units. The Expo is dedicated to best-practice solutions alongside wider urban themes such as green energy, transportation and use of local materials and production.

The competition is open to all who are willing to work closely with the Government of Haiti to address the housing crisis in post-earthquake Haiti.

here is broad-based support from organisations working in the field and a local team is being assembled who will manage the delivery of the Expo. Local collaborations and techniques are key elements of the competition as well as focusing on home designs, incorporation of green technologies and the development of model communities.

The first stage deadline is 28 June and further details are available at www.malcolmreading.co.uk/bbbc

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