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BUILDINGS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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"The more desperate the need for change in people's lives the greater the potential of architecture to help bring about such change" BHD

OUR GOALS ARE  

To stimulate human development through the provision of inspiring, uplifting and sustainable buildings. To read more  please click here.

BHD RESEARCH NOTES    NEW!


BHD is now actively researching sustainable, low cost and traditional building technologies. In order to archive valuable information and links we have set-up a blog called BHD Research Notes. The idea is to allow public access to our findings. Please click here to view BHD Research Notes.

BHD ACTIVITY SUMMARY 2010


Please click here to read our BHD activity summary 2010.

PHOTOS OF THE NURSERY BUILDING IN PERU


To take a look at some photos taken during the construction works and of the completed building please visit our Nursery project Blog.

DESIGN CAN CHANGE LIVES


Sketch model by Joelke Offringa and Marion Regitko

"The sketches already give a sense of what the building will be. People will come from all over the country attracted by the architecture and will find a project alive. To be able to live, recreate, dream, create in such a place will be a joy forever"

Sister Angela Mary C.S.C., President of the Centro de Orientação e Educação à Juventude in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002

THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT      


" ... It is about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests. People are the real wealth of nations. Development is thus about expanding the choices people have to lead lives that they value. ... Fundamental to enlarging these choices is building human capabilities - the range of things that people can do or be in life. The most basic capabilities for human development are to lead long and healthy lives, to be knowledgeable, to have access to the resources needed for a decent standard of living and to be able to participate in the life of the community. Without these, many choices are simply not available, and many opportunities in life remain inaccessible. ... The goal is human freedom. And in pursuing capabilities and realizing rights, this freedom is vital. People must be free to exercise their choices and to participate in decision-making that affects their lives. Human development and human rights are mutually reinforcing, helping to secure the well-being and dignity of all people, building self-respect and the respect of others."   

Article from the Web of the United Nations Development Program about Human Development 

To read the full article on the UNDP web site please click here.

OUR  VOLUNTEERS


  • Charles Okunya Oode, Reverend and teacher
  • Mónica Ángel  Muñoz, dentist and tranlator for BHD
  • Robert  Haslett, company director
  • Daniela  Stefan, architect
  • MO STUDIO,  architect

BHD  says Thank You for Your Great Support!

BUILDINGS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
 
Finca La Chacona,
Ctra. de Córdoba s/n,
T  952 70 66 24 / M  618 13 22 07
F 951 239 923

Postal Address:
Postbox nº 35
29200 Antequera
Malaga, Spain

 info@bhdinternational.org

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BUILDINGS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 

Buildings for Human Development (BHD) is a non-profit organisation. It was founded in Malaga in 2009 by Marion Regitko and Gordon Haslett (architects) and Mayte Marmol.

Our goals are:

To stimulate human development through the provision of inspiring, uplifting and sustainable buildings.

To provide free professional expertise and services to local non-profit organisations that are active in the fields of education, gender equality, health, culture, children rights, social cohesion and employment.

To create buildings that will improve the lives and livelihoods of their occupants, and empower local non-profit organisations to build a more sustainable future.

To bring professional design, construction and development services to where they are most critically needed.

To create buildings and environments that can make people feel human when they are at their most vulnerable.

To develop sustainable buildings that are based on the efficient use of resources and the reduction of their impact on the environment.

To reach these goals we undertake the following activities:

Identification

We identify and contact local initiatives who are dedicated to improving human development and who are in desperate need of a building to carry out their work.

Services

We offer free professional architectural services to non-profit organisations including:

  • Needs assessment and site analysis.
  • Liaison and negotiation with officials.
  • Establishment of the design brief.
  • Oversee selection of local firms (architects, builders etc.) to develop and realise the building.
  • Supervision of the design and construction of the building.
  • Contract documents and tender process.
  • Local Labour and skills training, professional advise about sustainable building design.
  • Risk and liability management.
  • Post-occupancy analysis.

Finance

Fund raising to finance the realisation of the building, through commercial sponsorship, fund raising events etc.

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