Located at the point where the Revuboe and Zambezi rivers converge, the project aims to create a new type of neighborhood to address the increasing demand for housing in Tete, Mozambique. The community will be able to test a new planning method that fosters social inclusion and integrates the new constructions in the original natural setting, generating symbiotic relationships.
Jointly addressing civic, educational, and recreational needs, the project includes a variety of buildings that fuse public and private functions, such as a primary school, a restaurant, a social club, sports facilities, and more than one hundred residential units of different types. Furthermore, home as it is to a wide range of wildlife and vegetation, the site’s heritage will be celebrated by preserving elements such as Baobab trees, shrubs, and native grasses, which will also help to shade and protect the area from dusty winds. In this way, the new architectural identity asserts the value of traditional materials through contemporary techniques. Other strategies like the private courtyards, panoramic views, passive ventilation, and grey water management will also contribute to providing the best sustainable, economic, and long-term housing solution for future residents.
Equipo de diseño Design Team
Raquel Font, Dominique Mayer, Diego Sologuren Martin, Jaime Herraiz, Blake Villwock, Andrea Maretto, Monica Lamela Blazquez, Matthew MacKay-Lyons, Fabian Klemp, Laura Bornet, Valeria Molinari
Kéré Architecture, MATERIA
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