Architects Without Borders aims at contributing with architectural and developmental expertise. We are currently engaged in a variety of projects including a new clubhouse that centers football for the vulnerable youth in Sierra Leone, the finalization of a new dairy cooperative for poor dairy farmers in Mongolia, and the construction of new housing typologies as well as securing land rights for residents living in Mozambique’s informal settlements, to name but a few.
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.
Can a joint sanitation-project in a slum settlement be the starting point for achieving land rights and housing finance? That is what we examine in this project, inspired by a method developed by UN-Habitat.
Casas Melhoradas (improving housing) is a housing project born out of the ambition to improve the housing conditions of low-income groups in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. The project introduces a series of new housing typologies and techniques in Maputo’s informal settlements.
A 700 m2 environmental learning facility for the EFA (Environmental Foundation Africa) in Sierra Leone. The project is to date the largest facility built by our organization and focuses on environmental protection and education.
The Masanga Dwellings are new staff housing provided for the labor force in a war-ravaged hospital in Masanga, Sierra Leona. The project does not only provide new housing facilities to attract a qualified labour force but equally, enables the hospital to expand its capacity.
Development and testing of a new mobile school concept that enables the school to reach the children who are not able to attend school. The project’s target group is the children of poor seasonal and migrant workers in Goa and Maharashtra, India.
The exhibition Informal Horizons aims to increase awareness of issues related to ongoing urbanization processes on the African continent. The exhibition pays particular attention to informal settlements and slums in East Africa.
A recent publication presenting five projects by Architects Without Borders Denmark in Sierra Leone. The book provides a backdrop of the organization’s development and capacity to onboard increasingly complex projects.
As a commentary to the COP15 Summit, the exhibition ‘Spatial Statistics’ which took place at the Danish Architecture Center, focused on differences in living standards and living spaces across developed and less developed countries around the world.
In 2008, the residents of Christiania Freetown in Copenhagen were to vote for or against a new plan proposal for the area. The purpose of the workshop was to improve the residents’ ability to take a stand on the future spatial layout of the Christiania.
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