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18/10/2013

Sharon Davis: Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza (Rwanda)

 
In Kayonza, an hour by car from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, stands the Women’s Opportunity Center, a work of the New York firm Sharon Davis Design. The project was commissioned by Women for Women International, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which offers support to women who have been victims of war conflicts. On a two-hectare site, the training center is distributed in pavilions with cantilevered roofs and built with brick prepared by the students. Bringing back building techniques of the vernacular architecture of Rwandan villages, the complex is made of curved perforated walls that allow passive ventilation.
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