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IDCK competition – Shortlisted entries announced

By on June 20, 2016

UN-Habitat and Kenya’s Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development are pleased to announce an exhibition of the short-listed candidates for the recent 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 seek 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.

The shortlisted projects are exhibited at the United Nations Office in Nairobi from 10th June 2016 to 24th June 2016. Inauguration ceremony of the exhibition was held on 13th June 2016 for invited participants.

Shortlisted entries:


Rise. Raise. Rose


Urban Nodes – ToD Strategy for Nakuru


Machakos. Urban-Rural interface


Legal Security, Work, Education, Health


Mombasa: New Urban Waterfront For A Historic New City


Dynamic Trade Centre: Kiang’ombe CBD


Embu – Pedestrian-friendly environment in the CBD area


Co-dependent Systems in Developing Economies


Malindi Alive

Malindi Waterfront as Socio-Ecological Infrastructure


The winning entry and links to the shortlisted teams projects will be posted at the end of June, 2016.

For further information about the exhibition, kindly inquire to kenya.urbanplanning@unhabitat.org