Xtreme Architecture: Hurricane & earthquake resilient design solutions

from €5.000 (15%)

Xtreme Architecture is an organized research team by students from TU Delft. Our project takes place in Sint Maarten and Saba, areas that suffer from regular climatic disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes. We wish to provide innovative building and design solutions for extreme climate conditions in areas where help is needed. We strive for strengthening communities and developing different ways to help with earthquake and hurricane resilience by working closely with a local developer. We are researching and designing affordable housing on Sint Maarten and day-care center on Saba which are not only hurricane and earthquake resilient but also boundary pushing in terms of circularity and sustainability. These projects are aimed to be actually built, as the government of Saba specifically asked us to design for them. Therefore our building and design solutions are of Xtreme importance.

In the end of November we will do a (one week long) field trip with 25 students to Sint Maarten and Saba. We would like to have the opportunity to do practical testing of certain scale models which were developed during our research. This field trip will also allow us to exchange knowledge and ideas with locals. Engaging with local people reveals valuable information about their lifestyle and living in areas where help is needed in extreme climate conditions. Instead of coming up with innovative building solutions from the TU Delft we want to discover the opportunities of building together with the locals! The received amount of donations will be used to lower the overheadcosts in order to make this field trip possible. All money will be spend on the project and aims to lower the amount of our own individual investments. 

Would you like to be part of our aim for new solutions and join us in shaping an exciting future? Help us by donating and please do not hesitate to contact us for further collaboration!

Thank you so much.

 

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€10 Donate Breeze - You will receive a thank you email from the Xtreme Architecture team, including a high resolution research photo we shot during the field trip. 3 donors €25 Donate Brisky Wind - You will receive a thank you email from the Xtreme Architecture team including the option to join us during a live Q&A on Sint Maarten. Moreover you will receive a high resolution research photo we shot during the field trip. 2 donors €50 Donate Windstorm - Be part of our research! We will send you a online version of our research booklet including pictures, personal stories of the people on Sint Maarten & Saba and the research results. Moreover you will receive the rewards of Breeze and Brisky Wind. 1 donor €100 Donate Recommended Hurricane - As hurricane sponsor you will receive updates on the project and a paper booklet afterwards (February) including an interesting overview of the design results and personal stories of the people on Sint Maarten & Saba. Your name or the name of the company will be even mentioned in the booklet! 1 donor €250 Donate Xtreme - Xtreme sponsors will receive a pfysical name plate besides the scale models of Sint Maarten and Saba. Your name will be presented during the presentations and afterwards you will receive these physical name tags. On top of that you will receive all awards mentioned above. €500 Donate Xtreme Partner - As an Extreme sponsor the name of your company will travel with us. Your logo will be added on our T-shirts during the field trip. These T-shirts will be shown on photos for our social media. On top of that you will receive all awards mentioned above. 1 donor Other Amount Other  - I want to choose my own amount