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“Architects Without Borders Denmark demonstrated excellent skills in examining the needs of the homeless. This allowed them to create a unique design and manage a co-construction process with the project’s users. We highly recommend the organization.”
Our work is based on three complementary pillars: advising and building for external NGOs; initiating development projects focusing on planning and land rights; facilitating discussions focusing on the role of architecture within development work.
We design and construct buildings of high architectural quality that contribute to local development. We offer a three-step process that allows us to support construction projects within NGOs. This entails clarification of needs, sketch proposals, and/or construction management. Do not hesitate to contact us to know more about our collaboration model.
Cities in the Global South are currently experiencing profound growth, meanwhile penury increases, leaving large groups of its population in deep deprivation. Our work centers land rights upgrading of poor housing conditions, in which we unpack and continuously acquire knowledge about planning practices, political conditions, housing financing models, social structures, and local decision-making processes.
A crucial part of our development work is discussions and debates through our social events ‘Evening Without Borders’, media appearances, and participation in fairs and festivals that altogether allow us to draw attention to issues related to development in which architecture and planning can contribute to making a difference. We strive to support the profession as a socially conscious and responsible profession.
Just now we’re working on a football club house for exposed youth in Sierra Leone, we’re planning a coffee central in Nicaragua that will benefit local growers, preparing to build a bio-centre in Uganda to improve sanitation in a slum settlement and a school in rural Tanzania.
In collaboration with Jabungu Foundation we are designing and building a new school in Magugu, Tanzania. The aim is to provide increased access to education in the community, in particular for vulnerable children and youth.
The project will improve conditions locally for coffee-farmers in Nicaragua. It is being developed in collaboration with the social-economic enterprise Café Directo that provides sustainable coffee to churches across Denmark.
In Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, we're assisting the organisation FANT in designing a hybrid clubhouse and social meeting space that prevents young people from street life and into a committed and enriching community.
Through local planning and ongoing dialogues with local municipal bodies in Maputo, we are currently involved in a larger project that aims at providing formal land rights to the land occupied by thousands of residents in Maputo’s informal settlements.