Atoifi Bridge, Solomon Islands

POD is working with James Cook University and Arup, providing pro-bono services in the Solomon Islands to the remote mission hospital of Atoifi on Malaita Island. Together we are working with local stakeholders and community members to design and construct a pedestrian bridge across a steep rainforest gully between the main hospital and a new tuberculosis clinic. The bridge is designed to be built from locally sourced timber by the highly skilled carpenters from the surrounding area. Our process of using transparent and inclusive community engagement throughout the project will help to ensure successful and culturally appropriate outcomes.