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Wellhead Charrette

  • AIA Center for Architecture 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

AWB-Oregon's school projects in developing countries often include a well with a hand pump that serves the neighboring community in addition to the school. The pump is typically surrounded by a concrete apron, but overflow water creates mud and erosion in the immediate area. Our February charrette will look for ways to improve the wellhead area, considering design issues such as:

  • Controlling mud and erosion around the wellhead

  • Capitalizing on the well as a community resource by making it a comfortable gathering place

  • Facilitating the queuing process

  • Managing overflow water for useful purposes

Architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, NGO representatives, students, and others are invited to participate. Bring your favorite tools: sketch pads and pencils or computers and VR glasses. Non-designers who have experience using community water sources are especially needed to contribute to our brainstorming process.

Earlier Event: January 23
No January general meeting
Later Event: March 13
Steering Committee Meeting