The project stood out by offering a framework for developing sustainable communities and combating poverty.
A sustainable and low-cost prototype for small producers, created by Studio Flume, was the winner of the 2016 Call for Solutions Award, promoted by Fondazione Giacomo Brondolini, from Italy.
The contest was attended by projects from around the world with criterias on potential ways to create positive impact on the enviroment and bringing into the picture involvement between local communities & ecosystems, and the potential for replication was also taken into account. The project will now enter a three-month incubation period to be developed.
The Brazilian idea was chosen because it offered the first steps to developing self-sustaining individuals and communities, helping to eradicate poverty at its source.
The team at Estudio Flume has observed the different functionalities of Babassu, a common plant in regions of strong rural exodus, which offers wood that covers and protects the construction and serves as a base for economic activities such as oil extraction and soap making. It was chosen as the main raw material for this construction.
The prototype is based on three guidelines: for the use of local raw materials, easy access and at low cost; Agility in the construction, which takes two weeks and is modular, allowing the growth of the units and their easy replication; also in context for the storage of rainwater during the wet season.
The prototype is based on three guidelines: use of local raw materials, easy access and low cost; Agility in the construction, which takes two weeks and is modular, allowing the growth of the units and their easy replication; And storing rainwater during the wet season.