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Renewal of Kibera Settlement

This project is given merit for its approach to the resettlement of households displaced by a slum settlement upgrade. Notable in this proposal for mixed-use development is the strategy of multilevel walk-ups to encourage density and efficiency, creative land use, the harnessing of renewable energy, as well as the provisions proposed for water conservation.

Of equal merit is the way that external spaces are clustered to increase security and facilitate maintenance.

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Encouragement prize in Kenya
“Responsive approach to providing mixed-use development” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Nairobi, Kenya
Maranga Njoroge
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Maranga Njoroge
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Encouragement prize 2005
Middle East Africa
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