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Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, Nairobi (2011)

Involvement started whilst at LUC

Concept for a new ‘Green Campus’ at the University of Nairobi (UON) to be the home of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI). The WMI is envisioned as a functional and inspiring international hub for sustainable development education¬† and therefore the design had to be outstanding both aesthetically and environmentally.

Project Advisor and jury member Phillip Kungu said, “The jury were particularly impressed with the land use master plan, the sensitive treatment of ecological issues and the extensive handling of sustainable design concepts. The winning design was unanimous.”

The project was inspired by Dominic Cole’s design for the landscape of the Eden Project in Cornwall, and Dominic’s influence is equally as strong in the design of this highly significant and influential project.