The Rwanda Green Fund has announced this week that FCBStudios has been selected to develop Green City Kigali Master Plan and detailed designs for the pilot phase. The selection was done in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects.
FCBStudios will head up an international team of consultants to develop a new pattern of settlement to build homes for low and middle income residents, as well as providing communities and livelihoods to accommodate the sustainable expansion of urban Kigali, a first of its kind in Africa..
Peter Clegg said: “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 urbanisation 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 bringing forward our long-term commitment to East Africa with our research and charity work through the Feilden Foundation."
FCBStudios are collaborating with regional architects Light Earth Designs, A Studio Space and Studio FH Architects and with multidisciplinary Rwanda-based consultants FBW and Turner and Townsend as cost consultants. Our international team includes Grant Associates, AKTII and Atelier Ten.