Rabuor Village Project
RABUOR VILLAGE PROJECT – COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER- CHULAIMBO, KENYA
In conjunction with Architects Without Borders-Seattle, ORA designed the Rabuor Village Project Community Resource Center in Kenya. The center’s mission is to combat HIV/AIDS through engaging the youth of the community in economic development projects and vocational training.The Center includes classrooms, computer lab, commercial cafe and teaching kitchen, retail store and administrative offices. The design provides a prototype for low impact adaptive development. The structure is designed without interior structural walls allowing maximum flexibility. The structures and complex masterplan allow for expansion over time. The project encorporates green technology such as passive heating and cooling, solar voltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting. The use of locally made compressed earth bricks utilizes local expertise and building technologies and limits local deforestation.