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NEWS IN PICTURES

 
 
Roots Architecture Challenge at WOMAD
 
   
Start Date 22/07/2010
 
End Date 25/07/2010
 
Location Charlton Park, Wilts 
 
Country United Kingdom 
 
Description Roots Architecture Challenge at WOMAD
July 22nd - 25th, Charlton Park, Wilts.
A showcase of architecture and building projects/methods worldwide in the humanitarian & aid sector [ranging from emergency shelter to community development & buildings]

Tickets on sale now inc workshop, festival admission Thursday - Sunday & lunch

The challenge:
4 days in 4 teams to design & build 4 small de-mountable stages for 4 performances on Sunday evening [9pm 25th July]
The team leaders/facilitators include people who specialise in emergency shelter, humanitarian architecture, makeshift design & build and craft....

Materials include
1. Reclaimed timber [pallets, cable drums,beams,sheet material
2. Green wood [poplar,spruce thinnings,ivy....] from Charlton Park
3. Bamboo
4. Fabric, netting
5. Random treats as yet to be identified

Team experts include:
A. Charley Brentnall - International timber design, fabrication & conservation consultant
B. Melissa Kinnear - General manager, Architecture sans
Frontiers UK. See - Places of Change at the Chelsea Flower Show www.asf-uk.org/home.htm
C. TYIN Tegnestue - Non-profit organisation of architecture students, from Norway. See
- Old Market Library, Bangkok www.tyintegnestue.no/
D. ‘Bamboo’ Jack Everett - Bamboo sculptor. See - Bamboo Pavilion, St George’s Orphanage, Chenni, S.India

Bill Flinn - Architect & independent shelter specialist
Marcus Toop - Architect & co-founder of tangentfield
Sally Daniels - tangentstudio ltd & co-founder of tangentfield
Oliver Lowenstein - Writer & originator of the first Roots Architecture Workshop at WOMAD. www.fourthdoor.co.uk
Graduate & post-graduate architecture students from Oxford Brookes, UWE & Plymouth

Engineers supporting us in this are are Integral Engineering: Tim Mander & Margret Cooke www.integral-engineering.co.uk

Haiti Kids Kino project will be showing some films too & diy mobile cinema workshops http://nanoplex.cubecinema.com/haiti_kids_kino.php

This is a non-profit making event 

 
URL womad.org/festivals/charlton-park/raw
 
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