Hatch Workshop (Hannah Broatch and Mason Rattray) is a research and design partnership from New Zealand specialising in corporate social responsibility design projects in the Global South. As a design - build duo, we collaborate with companies, local NGO’s and workers with an intention of improving the quality of housing, associated amenities and working environments through appropriate incremental interventions. Our goal is to bring dignity to the conditions of overlooked citizens.
We have completed two projects in India. One in Ahmedabad - a temporary housing system for migrant workers, who live onsite with their families, sometimes for several years in very poor conditions. The project in Ahmedabad will accommodate up to 500 people, it includes a creche for 70 children and communal kitchen and sanitation facilities for a further 70. It has been commissioned by Nebula Infraspace, for the construction workers and their families building their housing project 'Aavaas by Nebula'. It is located in Changodar.
Our first project was commissioned by Binsar Dairy Farms and is located on their dairy farm near Janti Khurd Village, Haryana, India. This project accommodates 15 farm workers and includes a staff canteen for 40 workers to eat daily.