Manufacturer InnoVida Announces Housing Solutions for Haiti: Press Event and Tour Wednesday February 24, 2010 in Miami

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InnoVida Holdings LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of InnoVida™ building solutions worldwide, announces a press conference and tour Wednesday February 24 from noon to 2 p.m. in North Miami. InnoVida will announce housing solutions for Haiti including donation of 1,000 InnoVida houses for Haiti, investment in a housing factory in Haiti that will produce 10,000 houses per year and new cabin designs by architect Andres Duany that can house 700 people per acre.

InnoVida Holdings LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of InnoVida™ building solutions worldwide, announces it will build a factory in Haiti in 2010 near Port-au-Prince. The factory will produce 10,000 houses per year and employ 1,000 people.

InnoVida has also partnered with architect Andres Duany, FAIA, principal and co-founder of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., to design housing solutions for Haiti’s homeless. Duany’s cabin designs with InnoVida Panels can be built in a few days with no heavy equipment, can house more than 700 people per acre and are earthquake-, mold- and insect-resistant.

InnoVida CEO Claudio Osorio has committed to donating 1,000 of these houses to Haiti.

InnoVida will host a press conference to announce more details on the Duany housing solutions for Haiti and on the factory opening.

Haitian government officials will be there.

PRESS EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN: Wednesday February 24, 2010, 12 – 2 p.m. - Light luncheon.

WHERE: InnoVida Holdings factory 450 N.E. 185th Street North Miami Beach, Fla. 33179

Main speakers: Alonzo Mourning, Amarilis and Claudio Osorio, Andres Duany.

Special guests: Government Officials from Haiti, Dr. Barth Green (Project Medishare, University of Miami), General Wesley Clark, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (School of Architecture, University of Miami), and more.

WHAT:

  • Claudio Osorio, CEO of InnoVida Holdings LLC, will discuss InnoVida’s commitment to donate 1,000 houses to Haiti and 2010 plans to open a housing factory in Haiti to produce 10,000 houses and create 1,000 jobs. http://www.innovida.com
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  • Alonzo Mourning, NBA Star and philanthropist, will announce his support of affordable housing for Haiti. http://www.amcharities.org
  • Renowned architect and planner Andres Duany of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co will unveil his Haiti housing designs for InnoVida – developed after visiting Haiti in January 2010 and extensive interviews with Haitian leaders, anthropologists, and disaster housing experts. (http://www.dpz.com)
  • Afternoon tour of full-scale housing prototypes 155 sf to 300 sf designed by Duany. The houses are made of InnoVidaPanels – and can be built in a few days.

WHY:
Hurricane season is coming to Haiti.

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