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A Material Approach: Humanitarian Architecture

16 May 18:30 - 20:30
Organized by: Sto Werkstatt
Venue: , Lever Gallery
153-157 Goswell Rd

Sto Werkstatt is proud to present "Humanitarian Architecture, Designing for Global Extremes" a lecture by Article 25


For this sixth edition of ‘A Material Approach Series’ Bea Sennewald, Director of Projects at Article 25 will present the recently completed project 'Operation Smile Center' -a clinic for treating children with cleft lip in Oujda, Morocco.


From early feasibility studies to on-the-ground training, this lecture will explore in-depth the key challenges and practical solutions Article 25 developed for designing and building this healthcare facility in a region in North Africa that presents highly specific climatic, social and cultural demands.


This evening lecture also marks the launch of our new Office Program of CPDs & Mini Lectures including the new mini-lecture 'Sustainable Building in Hot Arid Climates' which takes as a case study the 'Operation Smile Center' by Article 25. 


Article 25 is a London based humanitarian architecture charity whose community-centered design approach aims to catalyse positive social change, through a greater sense of ownership; involvement in design and construction; and developing disaster resistant buildings. Sto are proud sponsors of Operation Smile Center and worked as part of an international team to deliver the clinic in Oujda. 


A Material Approach is series by Sto Werkstatt which spotlights the relationships between architects and materials. Each edition offers a fascinating insight into the mind of an architect and their creative process – how decisions are made around the specification of materials and how architecture informs and is informed by particular qualities of materials. Sto Werkstatt is an architects’ testing ground for a wide variety of building products and surfaces and the Sto team offer technical and creative support for architectural projects all around the world.

Image Credit: © Grant Smith, 2019