Masterplan for the Facultés Catholiques de Kinshasa, D.R. Kongo

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Design and Implementation of an Urban Development Masterplan for the Kimuenza, Mont N'gafula, Site

The aim of the FCK project was to develop a masterplan for a new campus of the university. On a site at the outskirts of the Congolese capital Kinshasa an urban structure for five faculties and central university institutions, including a lecture hall, a library, a church, a clinic, student dorms, a seminary, and sports and recreational areas, was developed.

The focus of the project was on a settlement and building typology that is adapted to the local climate and culture, and which was to be realized in several stages. Another central component of the masterplan was the integration of the technical infrastructure, i.e. water, electricity, and waste management.

Timeframe

2001 - 2006

Sponsor

Facultés Catholiques de Kinshasa, D.R. Kongo

Contact

Prof. Rolf Westerheide, Dipl.-Ing. Bauass. Stefan Krapp

Partners

Facultés Catholiques de Kinshasa, D.R. Kongo; Institute for Water and Waste Management (FIW) at RWTH Aachen