Umubano Primary School / MASS Design Group

© Iwan Baan

Architects: MASS Design Group
Location: , Rwanda
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Design Team: Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks, Sierra Bainbridge, Ebberly Strathairn, Branden Collins, Andrew Brose, Marika Shioiri-Clark, Ryan Leidner, Eric Mutabazi
Area: 900 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre / AFO with Architecture for Humanity

© Killian Doherty

Architects: Architectural Field Office with Architecture for Humanity
Location: Kimisagara, Kigali,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 200.0 sqm
Photographs: Killian Doherty

Bumbogo Project / Guillaume Sardin

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Africa is currently building its urban culture, in a global context of clusterized cities, of insularized space. Urbanism shouldn’t be just about numbers. Although Africa is currently strongly lacking infrastructure, its needs cannot always be quantified. Urbanism should reflect culture, history and create a sense of belonging. Guillaume Sardin‘s Bumbogo Project in , Rwanda, which won second place in a competition, will be a manifest, a pragmatic utopia. By using the meaning of Rwanda and as a matrix, this project generates an ultra site-specific master plan setting an example of fair urbanism. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Football for Hope

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Architecture for Humanity’s Kimisagra Football for Hope Center in , has broken ground. This video by Killian Doherty and music by Sophie Nzayisenga features the site location, renderings, and most importantly the communities excitement for the new center.