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JOHN McASLAN + PARTNERS
JOHN McASLAN + PARTNERS (JMP) IS A LEAdINg              McASLAN/RIBA/ICE BURSARY
ARCHITECTURAL ANd dESIgN PRACTICE BASEd IN LONdON,
                                                         John McAslan + Partners              students, and recent graduates.        between design professionals and
MANCHESTER ANd EdINBURgH wITH A LARgE PORTfOLIO          established a research-based         Since its inception, the Bursary       engagement with communities.
Of AwARd-wINNINg INTERNATIONAL wORk. THE PRACTICE        Bursary with the Royal Institute     has attracted some 150 project         PARTNERS
HAS A LONg TRACk RECORd IN ENgAgINg wITH COMMUNITY       of British Architects (RIBA)         proposals. Some projects are           •	 Royal Institute of British
                                                         and the Institution of Civil         architectural, others conceptual          Architects
ANd ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS IN THE Uk ANd OVERSEAS,       Engineers (ICE). The goal of the     or social. In every case, the aims     •	 Institution of Civil Engineers
THROUgH THE McASLAN/RIBA/ICE BURSARY. THE BURSARY        Bursary is to promote social and     are ambitious, yet practical. They
SUPPORTS STUdENTS ANd RECENT gRAdUATES TO CARRY          community improvements in            reinforce the increasing value of
                                                         the UK, and overseas, through        both interdisciplinary collaboration
OUT SMALL-SCALE INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE LIfE IN         collaborative projects developed
dEPRIVEd COMMUNITIES.                                    by architectural and engineering
  IN 2007, THIS INVOLVEMENT dEVELOPEd INTO A
fORMALISEd INITIATIVES UNIT TO wORk ON NOT-fOR-          ONE YEAR HOUSE, KING AND KHAN
PROfIT SCHEMES. THIS IN-HOUSE TEAM IS EqUIPPEd TO        Living conditions for 50,000
dELIVER LARgER-SCALE PROJECTS ANd dRAwS ON THE           inhabitants in a Thailand-Burma
                                                         border camp are uneasy and
ExPERTISE gARNEREd fROM YEARS Of INTERNATIONAL           enervating. Since 2006 Asif
ExPERIENCE ACROSS THE ARTS, EdUCATION, TRANSPORT,        Khan and Julia King have been
RETAIL, RESIdENTIAL, SPORTS/LEISURE, URBAN dESIgN ANd    collaborating with local people to
                                                         develop sustainable and versatile
COMMERCIAL SECTORS.                                      modular family shelters.




“wE SEEk OUT ANd SUPPORT INITIATIVES THAT MAkE A
dIRECT dIffERENCE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES. THIS IS ACHIEVEd
THROUgH COLLECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN A wIdE RANgE Of
SOCIAL, EdUCATIONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, ARTS ANd SPORTS
                                                                                                                                     SHADE CENTRAL, CRAIG BAMFORD
PROJECTS THAT fOCUS ON THE CREATIVE SkILLS Of YOUNg                                                                                  How can the searing heat
PEOPLE. THESE PROJECTS VARY IN SCALE, BUT ARE ALwAYS                                                                                 and lack of shade trees in a

BIg ON AMBITION. THEY TACkLE CHALLENgES THAT REfLECT                                                                                 small Indian farming village be
                                                                                                                                     mediated? Bamford’s beautifully
kEY gLOBAL IMPERATIVES, ANd HELP TO ENERgISE LIVES                                                                                   practical parasol structure, made
AT A LOCAL LEVEL. IN EVERY CASE wE AIM TO ACHIEVE                                                                                    from local materials and erected

SUSTAINABLE, LIfE-IMPROVINg RESULTS.”                                                                                                by villagers, has started an eco-
                                                                                                                                     projects programme.
John McAslAn, ChAirMAn And Founder oF JMP
MALAwI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS




John McAslan + Partners’             the Government of Malawi, prior to   PARTNERS
engagement with the Clinton          rolling out across the country.      •	 Clinton Global Initiative
Global Initiative (CGI) has               In order to develop the         •	 Clinton Hunter Development
involved a number of projects,       infrastructure that these schools       Initiative
notably the design and               need, JMP is also developing         •	 Ministry of Education, Malawi
construction of a new generation     proposals for Teacher Training       •	 Arup Engineering
of high quality, low-                Colleges in Malawi and Rwanda,       •	 DSA Architects (Local
energy schools in Malawi.            and has supported the research          Architect)
Following extensive local            and development of low cost,         •	 Save The Children
consultation, JMP designed           carbon neutral school furniture
bright, well-ventilated and          through the McAslan/RIBA/ICE
comfortable spaces for students      Bursary (below).
and also the local community.
    For the same cost, this school
design surpasses the previous
national standard in terms of
spaciousness, daylight and
flexibility of use. Incorporating
local materials such as stablised-
soil bricks has reduced the
building cost to only $10 sqft. A
final prototype is being tested by
BUILdINg BETTER COMMUNITIES, HAITI
JMP’s proposal provides a              The proposal organises               This proposal is currently in   PARTNER
settlement structure for the       settlements with a community         development with our partners       •	 Clinton Global Initiative
future development of displaced    facility at their heart, such as a   for implementation at the soonest
communities in Haiti. Suitable     school, health clinic and market.    possible time.
sites for settlement have to       From here, a distinctive and
be identified, that are safe       planned community can develop
and provide opportunities for      which can be expanded in the
livelihoods and community living   future on adjacent plots, as funds
to develop.                        become available, to meet future
                                   needs.
BURgH HALL, dUNOON, SCOTLANd




                                                                                                                kIgALI gENOCIdE MEMORIAL CENTRE, RwANdA
                                                                                                                                                                      In Rwanda, JMP is developing
                                                                                                                                                                      plans for the phased expansion
                                                                                                                                                                      of the Kigali Memorial Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                      which supports survivors of the
                                                                                                                                                                      Rwandan genocide. The Kigali
The Burgh Hall was bought by                                                                                                                                          Memorial Centre was established
the John McAslan Charitable                                                                                                                                           in 2004 to mark, mourn, and
Trust in 2008 with the aim of                                                                                                                                         respond holistically to the most
returning the building to local                                                                                                                                       brutal slaughter of more than a
community use as a multi-                                                                                                                                             quarter of a million exterminated
functional arts facility.                                                                                                                                             people who were residents of
    The building opened in 1874                                                                                                                                       Kigali. The Centre addresses
and was the focus of public life                                                                                                                                      the complexities of healing and
in Dunoon until the 1960s and                                                                                                                                         reconciliation in the wake of the
for a time was the only theatre in                                                                                                                                    brutal facts of the genocide.
Dunoon.                                                                                                                                                               The strategic developments that
    Since 1993, when the                                                                                                                                              have been identified include a
Argyll and Bute Council sold                                                                                                                                          significant expansion of mass
the building, it has been falling                                                                                                                                     grave and commemorative
into a state of disrepair. JMP’s         The main hall on the first floor   the ground floor offering space                            PARTNERS                       space, and a strengthening of
approach to the refurbishment        of the building will be a venue        for exhibitions, club meetings, a                          •	 Ministry of Culture and     the Centre’s education remit: to
and renovation of the building is    for a range of activities and          bookshop and café.                                            Education, Rwanda           instill in all visitors, Rwandan and
to adopt a phased strategy that      performances including concerts,                                                                  •	 Aegis Trust                 international alike, that a fair and
will see sections of the building    theatrical productions and dance                                                                  •	 Clinton Global Initiative   inclusive society is also a safer
brought back into use in stages.     classes, with accommodation on                                                                                                   place to live.
JOHN McASLAN + PARTNERS




John McAslan + Partners
7-9 William Road
London NW1 3ER
T +44 (0)20 7313 6000
mailbox@mcaslan.co.uk


St. John’s House
2-10 Queen Street
Manchester M2 5JB
T +44 (0)161 833 2037
manchester@mcaslan.co.uk


13 Great King Street
Edinburgh EH3 6QW
T +44 (0)131 220 9790
edinburgh@mcaslan.co.uk


www.mcaslan.co.uk

								
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