Green City Kigali Pilot Phase to begin with FCBStudios selected to design Master Plan
Press Release | For Immediate Release
22 August 2022 - Kigali, Rwanda
Green City Kigali Pilot Phase to Begin with FCBStudios selected to design Master Plan
- FCBStudios, an award winning UK-based architecture practice, has been selected to develop the Green City Kigali Master Plan and detailed designs for the pilot phase.
- The 16 hectare pilot phase of the Green City Kigali will now begin.
- The Green City Kigali will be the first of its kind in Africa.
The Rwanda Green Fund is pleased to announce that Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), an award-winning UK-based architectural and urban design practice, 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.
The Green City Kigali project will serve as a model for sustainable urban development that can be replicated across Rwanda and the region. The project is being implemented by the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) with financial support from the German Development Cooperation through the KfW Development Bank and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Through the selection process, the Rwanda Green Fund sought to appoint an experienced and qualified urban and architectural design organisation to develop a master plan proposal for the Green City Kigali neighbourhood, together with a detailed master plan and associated construction stage information for the pilot development.
FCBStudios will now develop the 600 hectare master plan and detailed designs for the 16 hectare pilot phase. The firm will focus on developing a prototype neighbourhood community to house 10,000 people on the western slope of Kinyinya Hill. It will be based around a 400–500 metre walking distance to a neighbourhood centre located at the heart of the community.
Speaking on the selection of FCBStudies, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Green Fund, Teddy Mugabo, said:
“Rwanda is committed to promoting sustainable cities and the Green City Kigali will demonstrate that it’s possible to build a sustainable large-scale urban development. It will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for change, not only in Rwanda but also in the region. We are delighted to be working with FCBStudios on the design of the Green City Kigali master plan and detailed designs for the pilot phase. We can’t wait to get started!”
Peter Clegg, Senior Partner at FCBStudios, expressed his excitement about bringing the Green City Kigali to life.
“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 bring forward our long-term commitment to East Africa with our research, and charity work through the Feilden Foundation,” said Clegg.
FCBStudios will collaborate with international, regional architects and national consulting partners to deliver the master plan and detailed designs for the 16 hectare pilot phase.
The Green City Kigali will be the first of its kind in Africa. It will be a place of sustainable, affordable, green and inclusive urban living. A place full of life. Learn more at greencitykigali.org.
Media Enquiries & Resources
- Fulgence Muhawenimana, Public Relations and Communications Specialist, Rwanda Green Fund, on +250 788 684 806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View impressions of the potential design of the Green City Kigali developed by FCBStudios here.
Rwanda Green Fund
The Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) is the national fund for the environment and the engine of green growth in Rwanda. The fund invests in the best private and public projects that have the potential for transformative change and that align with Rwanda’s commitment to building a strong green economy. The fund is implementing the Green City Kigali. Learn more at www.fonerwa.org.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) is a progressive and ethical architectural practice with 40 years of practice and four offices around the UK. It is consistently recognised in major industry awards, including 60 RIBA awards, and the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Accordia, a scheme widely regarded as setting a new benchmark for housing in the UK. Learn more www.fcbstudios.com.