The Rwanda Cricket Stadium Uses Traditional Construction Techniques

 - Dec 27, 2017
References: archdaily
The Rwandan market is far from robust, so the Rwanda Cricket Stadium was designed to help improve at least one sector of the developing nation's economy using one of the most popular sports in the region. The resplendent cricket stadium, which was constructed by Light Earth Designs and the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation over the course of five years, is composed of local materials and was built through a labor-intensive process that helped to build construction skills without outsourcing.

The vaults of the cricket stadium were built with an adapted version of Mediterranean tile-vaulting, which allowed the developers to make use of local stone rather than having to import materials. This not only meant an infusion for the local store producers, but it taught locals a new way to construct that can then be further used to bootstrap construction in the area.