This Rwandan School by Dominikus Stark Architekten Uses Local Materials

 - Feb 8, 2011
If there is one thing the design company Dominikus Stark Architekten definitely knows, it's that eco architecture is a delicate balancing act between green concerns, function, and efficiency.

With this in mind, their recently completed education center in Nyanza, Rwanda is a veritable jack of all trades construction. The building uses natural ventilation, passive design, and recycled rainwater, while also being built largely out of locally sourced materials such as clay, wicker, bricks and even papyrus. Dominikus Stark Architekten's greatest triumph with this community centre's design, however, is its multi-faceted layout which allows it to be used for a myriad of different purposes on any given day.