Master plan and planning of the Cultural Village in Kigali

 Rwanda

Client

Government of Rwanda
(Rwanda Development Board)

Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Period

2011 – 2013

Project Description

The Government of Rwanda is investing in tourism facilities to diversify the country’s tourism products and improve the experience of visitors. The establishment of the new Kigali Cultural Village (KCV) is part of this programme.

The vision of the KCV is to be a landmark within the city of Kigali, showcasing traditional architecture, emphasizing Rwandan heritage and expressing the country’s social life and environment.

The project concept rests on the idea of a low-density, multifunctional park, on approximately 30 ha, integrating a range of facilities, venues, programmes and services. Different thematic areas will guide visitors in the fruition of the site, letting them experience Rwanda’s nature, culture and history.

Key facilities are the indoor auditorium (2,000 seats), the outdoor auditorium (15,000 seats), the botanical garden, museums, a traditional hut compound, accommodation, restaurants and other facilities.

The KCV will adopt green building concepts including the use of local materials, the adoption of high efficiency electrical equipment and water recycling.

Scope of Services

  • Master plan, architectural design.