Building with Bamboo - AA's Haiti Visiting School Update

G&T is proud to support the Architectural Association’s (AA) Haiti Visiting School for the second year running. The school was set up as an annual programme following the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010. Following the recent hurricane that struck the island the programme has extended their summer programme for an extra month. This will allow them to build the structure of the prototype house and also run a series of short workshops to retrofit people’s homes following the hurricane, leaving behind a legacy that will help Haitians rebuild their communities.

Its aim was to introduce new methods and innovative materials into the construction industry, teaching the next generation of Haitian architects alongside students and designers from across the world about the importance of finding lightweight, durable and sustainable resources. Working in partnership with the AA and the programme’s director, John Naylor, G&T is looking forward to helping another class of Haitian architects look to the future of building and construction innovation. Read on to find out more about the programme…