In order to create a place where an affordable and sustainable building method replaces the ad-hoc building culture, C-re-aid is in constant communication with its local context. This ongoing dialogue results in a linear strategy.
Research plays a key role within our strategy, as it not only allows us to understand the context we work in, but also leads the way to innovation. Knowledge generated through research is then put into practice by producing different small-scale tests. Experience gained throughout a testing phase is eventually implemented in specific projects on the ground. Finally, our expertise is shared through different workshops in which we demonstrate and apply the gathered knowledge. As it is our goal to introduce architecture into everyday life, both external organisations as individuals can call upon our help where needed. C-re-aid Plus offers us the possibility to take on projects with a social impact and present our expertise to a wider audience.
Through close cooperation with local craftsmen and community councils we are able to establish the much needed foundation for future innovation. Technical skills on-site, as well as an open communication with the parties involved, are equally as important as architectural design when trying to establish a place where people are creatively inspired. This methodology offers the possibility to share knowledge and thus generates a platform from which both C-re-aid and local parties gain benefit.
Through different branches our strategy is carried out and operating. The branches Groundwork Projects, All Round Projects, Workshop and C-re-aid plus each have their place in the cycle of the strategy that fulfills C-re-aid's goals. More information about the different branches can be found here.