Philippines, 2010.

Project Tacloban (2010/2011) was a collaboration between Studio Tacloban, a local NGO called Streetlight, and the families of the Seawall slum in Tacloban, the Philippines. The ambition was to strengthen a community through the collective process of making architecture. Designed in conjunction with local mothers through a series of workshops, and constructed in collaboration with local fathers, the outcome of the project was a study centre for the children of Tacloban. The parents’ realisation that they could create a better future for their children released incredible amounts of energy and a generated a very strong sense of unity.

The Study Centre project was led by Alexander Furunes, Trond Hegvold and Ivar Tutturen of Studio Tacloban.

Please see WORKSHOP architecture's 'Project Tacloban' project and blog for full details of the project.

type: building
status: complete (destroyed on 8th November 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan)


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