LGL V Houses

Funded through the Village Development Scheme (VDS), Assai was involved in community consultation, design, materials procurement and system development to allow the construction of 250 houses throughout the Lihir group of islands.

The construction system was designed to enable construction at remote sites through local community contracts, without the need for complex construction techniques or equipment. The innovative system and contractual agreements maximised benefits to local communities, by providing economical, appropriate and sustainable infrastructure while boosting the local economy by using local labour.

A display centre to showcase the innovative construction system and building layout included two house types, and various external kitchen, laundry, shower and toilet types. The centre also showcased documentation of additional design options, to suit small and large families.