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UN-Habitat in collaboration with Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development: Urban Development Department, Kenya, is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. Students from around the world are below invited to participate in a student design competition for Kenya’s towns.
UN-Habitat and Kenya’s Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development are pleased to announce the winners for the International Design Collaboration for Kenya (IDCK). The competition was held by UN-Habitat and the Ministry to seek creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. The competition was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world.
Through this design competition UN-Habitat and The State Department of Housing and Urban Development seeked to create a momentum for greater urban design application by demonstrating the value of urban design in implementing newly drafted city/town plans in Kenya.
It targeted nine cities/towns in Kenya: Mombasa, Malindi, Kitui, Machakos, Kiambu, Nyeri, Embu, Nakuru and Naivasha.
For full information about the competition, see the bottom of this page.
The shortlisted projects were exhibited at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, where an inauguration ceremony of the exhibition also was held for invited participants.
Find the winning collaborations and their proposals below.
See the full document of all the winning proposals here (large file).
Machakos. Urban-rural interface.
Team members; Román Alonso Gómez, Sara Ferrán Ballus, María Ferré, Paul Omanwa
Collaborating universities: ETSAM – Technical University of Madrid/ ETSAV – Technical University of Catalonia/ University of Nairobi
RUNNER UP – NAKURU
Urban Nodes – ToD Strategy for Nakuru
Team members: Fang Zhou, Rongchuan Zhang, Dianyu Yang, Dennis Mutua Mwavu, Hamilton Kipkoech Bett
Collaborating universities: Iowa State University/ Technical University of Kenya
RUNNER UP – THIKA
Dynamic Trade Centre: Kiang’ombe CBD
Team members: Josephine Atieno Omwanda, Kelly Mia Arendse, Diego Giron Estrada, Oleksandra Tkachenko, Juliana Giraldo Sanabria, Maria Isabel Da Rocha Lima, Millicent Wawira Kareithi, Lynda Bitrus Elesa, Unbreen Qayyum, Ambrose Akpobe, Indriany Lionggo, Poonam Mehta, Ronald Michael Kamau, James Shikuku Kamande, Michael Lumadede Agoya
Collaborating universities: Institute Of Housing And Urban Development Studies (IHS) – Erasmus University Rotterdam (Eur) / Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology (JKUAT)
Countries: The Netherlands/Kenya
SPECIAL MENTION – NAIVASHA
Rise . Raise . Rose
Team members: Wenchi Yang, Wahyu Pratomo Hariyono, Lilla Krisztina Szilágyi, Nikita Baliga, Alkmini Papaioannou
Collaborating universities: Delft University of Technology
Countries: The Netherlands
SPECIAL MENTION – NYERI
Legal Security, Work, Education, Health
Team members: Oto Novacek, Marek Trebula, Tomas Pozdech, Angela Machoka
Collaborating universities: Slovak University of Technology/ Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Countries: Slovakia/ Kenya
SPECIAL MENTION – MOMBASA
Mombasa: New Urban Waterfront For A Historic New City
Team members: Zulaika Shaari, Ayesha Binti Ahmad Zawawi , Nur Attiya Binti Masrom, Nursaffrina Binti Ropiee, Azamuddin Bin Amran, Muhamad Rozaini Bin Mohd Rom, Muhammad Hasif Bin Ahmad, Reiner Khamala, Felix Archar
Collaborating universities: International Islamic University Malaysia/ Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Countries: Malaysia/ Kenya
SPECIAL MENTION – EMBU
Embu – Pedestrian-friendly environment in the CBD area
Team members: Mark Ojal, Alokananda Nath, Adele Vosper, Sofia Samur Zuniga, Evandro Davi Holz, Alexander Obermeier
Collaborating universities: The Technical University of Kenya/ TU Berlin/ Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile/ LFU Innsbruck
Countries: Germany/ Chile/Austria/Kenya
SPECIAL MENTION – KITUI
Co-dependent Systems in Developing Economies
Team members: Blue Benington, Rudi le Hane, Claire Barry, Jonathan Melamdowitz, Arthur Magero, James Kagiri, Matthew Wambua
Collaborating universities: University of Cape Town/ Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Countries: South Africa/ Kenya
SPECIAL MENTION – MALINDI
Team members: Horta López Israel Enrique, Aguayo Ascencio Aarón, Arellano Acevedo María Guadalupe, Cárdenas Castañeda Héctor Gabriel, Cedano Casillas Myriam, Dubois Casillas Carlos Rafael, Gómez Contreras Lucina, Hernandez Vazquez Jose Manuel, López García José de Jesús, Moreno Garcia Alberto, Quintero Perez Gustavo, Razo Zaragoza Alfonso, Viña Hernandez Susana Cristina, Lloyd Kimungi, Mwaura Kimani
Collaborating universities: Universidad de Guadalajara/ Technical University of Kenya
Countries: México/ Kenya
SPECIAL MENTION – MALINDI
Malindi Waterfront as Socio-ecological Infrastructure.
Team members: Alessandro Frigerio, Alessandra Sammartino, Pietro Bergamini, Pietro Manara, Mariachiara Anelli, Kenalois Murakaru Kinyua
Collaborating universities: Politecnico di Milano/ Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Countries: Italy/ Kenya