In a conjunction with TU Berlin and Prof. Susanne Hofmann, the subject has been developed as a practical curriculum project. The work of "Die Baupiloten" is ecologically oriented, socially engaged and experimentally aligned. Prof. Susanne Hofmann originally established "Die Baupiloten" in 2003, as a student institute with TU Berlin that gives students the Chance to realize their architectural study subjects through physical construction projects. It includes students through all phases of construction from conceptual design to realization with usually strict budget requirements - in close co-operation with Susanne Hofmann Architects.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susanne Hofmann is Professor of Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and founder of the interdisciplinary networked Office "Die Baupiloten", specializing in participatory developed educational buildings.
Kirstie Smeaton graduated from Bartlett School Of Architecture and since 2011 has worked as a researcher at Die Baupiloten at TU Berlin and is a part of the student team giving guidance, advice and assistance.
The Hope Foundation is a German-Cameroonian NGO. It was originally established in 2001 by a group of committed young people with the main objective to encourage the development of communities in need in Cameroon. The Foundation is primarily involved in humanitarian actions that improve the standard of living of disadvantaged Cameroonians. The aid projects include education, health, water and sanitation, child care, human rights, environmental protection, women’s rights and support of the discriminated and disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities, street children and orphans.
Gerald Bobga Fonkenmun, the founder and director of the organization. He himself has his roots in Bertoua and is one of the founders of the emerging educational institution.
Judith Ellfeldt committed since 2010 for the Hope Foundation. In addition to organizing and planning various events she found her focus in finance and budgeting of specific Projects.
Martien Essimi Mengue
Students from the NAASC-ANEAC, the union of architecture students in states' institutions