Geoff Rich joins Article 25 Cycle Myanmar ExpeditionGeoff Rich joins Article 25 Cycle Myanmar Expedition
The leading UK architectural aid charity, Article 25, has announced the first supporters and cyclists for its cycle expedition in Myanmar (Burma) in Autumn 2017 which includes Managing Partner Geoff Rich from FCBStudios.
Taking place over 14 days in November 2017, the expedition aims to raise £50,000 to fund the future work of Article 25 in the area. The journey includes 500 miles of cycling around the country from Yangon to Mandalay and back, passing via Yangon General Hospital, which is the site of the charity’s biggest project.
Geoff is volunteering his time for this important trip to assist with its collaborative research, to help find sustainable design solutions, and to secure much-needed funds for Article 25's future work.
Geoff Rich said: "Riding bikes is a great way to help to understand people and places and I know how cycling with others can help to build important collaborations and working relationships. I’m hoping our experience of working in Yangon, dealing with different kinds of existing buildings, as well as our experience of working in developing countries through the work of the Richard Feilden Foundation will be helpful to the Article 25 Myanmar Cycle Expedition.”
FCBStudios is currently working on a scheme to deliver the heritage led regeneration of one of Yangon Downtown’s important historic buildings for Turquoise Mountain. Our approach includes design collaborations with local architects and builders, and provision of on-site training for students and practitioners.