Green City Kigali: A First of its Kind in Africa?

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  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), an award-winning UK-based architectural and urban design practice, is developing the Green City Kigali Master Plan and detailed designs for the pilot phase. 

The Green City Kigali project will serve as a model for sustainable urban development that can be replicated across Rwanda and the region. The project is being implemented by the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) with financial support from the German Development Cooperation through the KfW Development Bank and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

FCBStudios is developing the 600-hectare master plan and detailed designs for the 16-hectare pilot phase. The firm will focus on developing a prototype neighborhood community to house 10,000 people on the western slope of Kinyinya Hill. It will be based around a 400–500-meter walking distance to a neighborhood center located at the heart of the community.

Peter Clegg, Senior Partner at FCBStudios, expressed his excitement about bringing the Green City Kigali to life.

“This is a truly extraordinary opportunity to address one of the major global environmental challenges we face in the next 50 years – the projected mass urbanization and population growth across the African continent. The bringing together of innovative, sustainable, viable, affordable, and culturally relevant solutions has been at the heart of our approach as it has to be realistically replicable. We are excited to bring together a team of experts to address these challenges, as well as bring forward our long-term commitment to East Africa with our research, and charity work through the Feilden Foundation,” said Clegg.

FCBStudios will collaborate with international, regional architects and national consulting partners to deliver the master plan and detailed designs for the 16-hectare pilot phase.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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