ID 0
Date 19/11/2019
Type Competition
Sector Civic buildings / Infrastructure / Landscape / Master planning / Residential / Sustainability / Urban design
City Kigali
Country Rwanda
Posted By RIBA 
Language English 
Deadline 18/12/2019
Surface Area 600 ha 
Construction Value  
Service Fee  
Summary Sustainable urban development 

Green City Kigali, Republic of Rwanda

Green City Kigali is a sustainable urban development project spearheaded by Rwanda’s Green Fund (FONERWA), with the financial support of the German Development Cooperation through KfW Development Bank. The competition selection process is seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified Urban and Architectural Design Consultant organisation to further develop their masterplan proposals for the 600 hectare Kinyinya Hill area, together with a detailed masterplan and associated construction stage information for the pilot development.

As stated in the project brief, Green City Kigali seeks to address the main challenges faced by the housing market in Kigali: housing affordability, housing supply and urban sprawl as a consequence of hilly terrain, population increase, and current patterns of low density development. The ambition is for Green City Kigali to become a transformative project, linking affordable housing with climate change adaptation and mitigation measures to help establish new standards for sustainable urban development that can be replicated elsewhere in Rwanda and beyond. The aim is to create a compact, mixed use development with a pedestrian focus that will provide its residents with public open space, neighbourhood facilities and local employment opportunities to encourage an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable community.

In the first instance, applications are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in the Prequalification Document.

A maximum of five applicant teams will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the design competition and tender phase. Each shortlisted team that makes a design submission and complies with the tender requirements will receive an honorarium payment of Euro €50,000 as a contribution towards the cost of visiting the site, preparing the masterplan proposals and presenting these to the Adjudication Panel at a clarification interview to be held in Kigali.


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