Arnica Drying Centre

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Chris Medland and Megan Yates teamed up with students from Oxford University’s Said Business School to design an Arnica flower-drying facility in Romania. The project was supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  The timber-clad, naturally ventilated structure was made using locally sourced materials and vernacular building methods. The steep and rugged terrain of the Carpathian Mountains, where most of the arnica cottage industry is located, posed a challenge. Working with a community cooperative in Girda de Sus was key to the development of the project in understanding the region and needs of the people.

Ten years on an extension to the original building has gone up, attesting to its success.

 

Project Lead: Chris Medland

Project Details

Location: Girda De Sus, Romania

Start Date: 1998

Completion Date: 2001

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Aiofe Donnelly

AfH Volunteer

London

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Chris Medland

AfH Volunteer

London

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Felicia Breit

AfH Volunteer

London

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George Dawes

AfH Volunteer

London

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Tal Benamar

AfH Volunteer

London

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