THE STUDY CENTRE
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.
status: complete (destroyed on 8th November 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan)