Women’s Opportunity Center / Sharon Davis Design

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Architects: Sharon Davis Design
Location: ,
Project Manager: Bruce Engel
Area: 2200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Elizabeth Felicella

Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda / Sharon Davis Design

The Women’s Opportunity Center ©

Women for Women International (WfWI) is a global NGO that has supported the construction of the Women’s Opportunity Center, to be opened shortly, in Rwanda.  The Center, design by Sharon Davis Design, is an environmentally friendly, multi-use facility that will become a support mechanism for the education of women and the support and advancement of the community in the region.   The WOC is an element of WfWI’s mission to address poverty and the effects of genocide through education and self-empowerment.  The facility is part community gathering space, part education center where women can attain job training and learn new skills, and use services to find employment or start their own businesses.

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In Progress: Women’s Opportunity Center / Sharon Davis Design

© Sharon Davis Design

Sharon Davis Design was recently awarded 2nd place among all categories of Future Projects at the World Architectural Festival; in their subcategory, Future Projects: Education, they placed first. The New York City design firm competed against over 70 shortlisted projects to achieve this international distinction for their Women’s Opportunity Center in , . Women for Women International, a Washington, DC based non-profit which seeks to empower female survivors of war and genocide commissioned the firm to build an educational campus in rural in late 2008. Construction on the two-acre site began this summer. More images and project description after the break.