RIBA competition launched for Haiti music studio
John McAslan + Partners and Allied London have unveiled a new RIBA international student competition to design a music studio in Haiti for hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean and his charity Yéle Haiti
The charity is building a music studio in Cité Soleil that will combine the recording of music and radio programming with vocational training, micro-enterprise opportunities and job creation for at-risk youth in the area.
John McAslan said: ‘[We have] been working with Wyclef Jean’s charity Yéle, the Clinton Global Initiative and other organisations in Haiti for a number of years.
‘Our hope is that young architects from around the world will be inspired to create some fantastic designs for the music studio and by doing so, help to provide a better future for Cité Soleil’s young people.’
The competition officially launches on Friday 18 December.