The Batsinda II Sustainable Integrated Neighbourhood Development is a pilot project that demonstrates that a high-density affordable housing project can be implemented as a green and sustainable community. The project integrates green local building technologies, sustainable drainage infrastructure, peri-urban agriculture and active energy production into a cohesive neighbourhood master plan. The project is intended to set the benchmark for green city development in Rwanda.
The master plan prioritises active external spaces – streets, courtyards and parkland, to create a vibrant and cohesive community with mixed use and amenity spread across the neighbourhood. There are a variety of housing types, from 1 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom marionettes and houses. A regular structural frame is in filled with a variety of locally made materials to create houses that are affordable for ordinary working Rwandan families.
Team: FBW, Studio Engleback, Lakes Consortium