Helping to rebuild Haiti

27 January 2011

A team of UCL architects, engineers and students pooled their expertise to build a primary school and community-centre complex in earthquake-stricken Haiti in 2010.

Philosophy research student Linda O'Halloran set the project up with the help of the UCL Development Planning Unit and was supported by a grant made possible by UCL alumni donations.

Haiti project

Linda collaborated with other UCL students and staff, industry mentors, and Haitian colleagues to re-develop a site in central Port-au-Prince that had been destroyed during the Haitian disaster.

The Centre Rosalie Javouhey includes a primary school, an adult education centre, a community kitchen and canteen, a multi-functional community space, and an urban garden and playground. The final result was a disaster-resistant, eco-friendly, sustainable housing complex, which embodies local knowledge and cutting-edge design. You can read more about Linda’s work here

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