KIGALI NOUVEAU: From Vision to Implementation
Developers of SURBANA and urbanism open up to the public about the platform behind the Kigali Master Plan at Goethe Institute this Wednesday 13th March 2013. Adopted by Rwanda Parliament in 2008, the award-winning Kigali Conceptual Master Plan is an overarching guide for all planning in Kigali. It aims to transform Rwanda’s capital into a regional financial, business and entertainment centre for East Central Africa. Dubbed the “Switzerland of Africa”, frenzy around the implementation of the 2020 Kigali Conceptual Master Plan (KCM) has also earned the city another nickname, “Africa’s Singapore”.
A keynote introduction by architects/planners from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology/KIST will explain the current changes of the urban landscape in Kigali and the planners’ intentions. Local and international professionals, KIST Architecture tutors and students (those familiar and working within Kigali’s built environment) take a “walk” through the speculative new city envisioned by Oz Architects (USA) and developed by Surbana, the Singaporese planning consortium appointed by the Government of Rwanda.