On Tuesday, March 15th 2022 the design team of the Atlassian Tower in Sydney donated its Holcim Award prize money to a project named Start Somewhere. Now you can review the event online and watch Oliver von Malm sharing his amazing story of his initiative.
Start Somewhere is a non-profit limited organization from Munich with nine years of experience in development cooperation in one of the largest slums in Africa: Kibera, Nairobi (Kenya).
Key invention is a system of hollow concrete blocks. They can be assembled and disassembled by hand as a modular, mortarless plug-in system.
A very creative solution and an inspirational effort to improve the lives of people. It seems this solution clearly has potential globally in cases where a simple low-cost building solution is needed.