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 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COLLABORATION FOR KENYA
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.

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WINNING PROPOSALS

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).

WINNER

Machakos. Urban-rural interface.

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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

Countries: Spain/Kenya

 

RUNNER UP – NAKURU

Urban Nodes – ToD Strategy for Nakuru

UrbanNodes

Team members: Fang Zhou, Rongchuan Zhang, Dianyu Yang, Dennis Mutua Mwavu, Hamilton Kipkoech Bett

Collaborating universities: Iowa State University/ Technical University of Kenya

Countries: U.S./Kenya

 

RUNNER UP – THIKA

Dynamic Trade Centre: Kiang’ombe CBD

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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

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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

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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

Mombasa

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

Embu

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

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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

Malindi Alive

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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.

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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

THE CONCEPT
Invitation and background
Inter-Disciplinary Design Teams to Address the Urban Challenge
THE COMPETITION
Overview of Kenya's urban challenges
Aims and objectives
Conditions of the competition
The Assignment
Competition format and schedule
Right of participation/Eligibility
Creating the international competition teams
Facilitation and materials provided
The Proposal
Jury and evaluation criteria
Awards
Registration
General information about the competition
URBAN PROFILES & SITES
The towns included in the competition differ in size, location and character; hence, the issues of each town differ. The below provides an overview of the different sites.

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Thika
Naivasha

Kitui
Machakos
Embu
Malindi
Nakuru

Mombasa

Nyeri
Q&A
For any questions, either contact kenya.urbanplanning@unhabitat.org or directly post your question below.
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