|Laboratory Bohol Visits Embassy|
LABORATORY BOHOL VISIT PHL EMBASSY IN BRUSSELS
Ambassador Victoria Bataclan, Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, received architects Charlotte Lao Schmidt of Germany and Dieter Leyssens of Belgium when they visited the Philippine Embassy on 19 May 2016 to present their project called "Laboratory Bohol" or Lab Bohol in the Philippines.
Laboratory Bohol is a group of young architects; Charlotte Lao-Schmidt of Germany, Dieter Leyssens of Belgium, Sebastian Latz of Germany and Georgios Eftaxiopoulos of Greece who pooled together their talents in order to assist specific areas in Bohol such as the municipality of Jagna, Barangay Larapan, Balicasag Island Resort etc. by way of architectural inventions, urban studies and socio-economic events.
At present, Laboratory Bohol has the following projects in different areas of Bohol:
1. Larapan Spring
2. Bulilis Book Bakery
3. Reservoir School
4. Purok Prize
5. Balicasag Island
6. Tourist Office Port
7. Alf house
8. Seaside Restaurant
Laboratory Bohol aims to utilize the talents and expertise of young European architects/designers/artists for targeted projects on specific locations/regions in the context of a globalized world. It is about creating synergies and developing relations. It is about lessening inequality. This group of architects believes in the opportunities present in the Philippines and cites the country's robust growth as well as its (the Philippines) involvement in the climate change 'movement' as strong motivators of their involvement in this Project/s.
Ambassador Bataclan presented the visitors with numerous possible opportunities to widen their scope and with relevant contacts to expand their network.
Laboratory Bohol is in close collaboration with the Habitat Unit of the Technical University of Berlin which is the official partner in the Habitat Partner Universities Initiative of the UN Centre for Human Settlements.