Multipurpose Hall in Kenya

Nripal Adhikary and Juan Carlos Jaramillo Patino (INBAR)

A multi-functional hall in Kenya built of bamboo and designed for students at the University of Maseno.

Product description Brand name and product description

This Multipurpose Hall in Kenya is a multi-functional building designed by Nripal Adhikary and Juan Carlos Jaramillo Patino architects from INBAR- International Network for Bamboo and Rattan. The designers intended to use the project to introduce locally sourced bamboo in Kenyan construction. The structure is made of bamboo and eucalyptus, papyrus for insulation, and concrete for the foundation. Implementation involved training events for local builders that covered construction, bamboo processing and semi-processing, and bamboo resource management. The building was designed for the University of Maseno.

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Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Kisumu, Kenya. INBAR has developed similar projects in Uganda and Ethiopia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Similar bamboo and rattan-based projects have been developed by INBAR.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include concrete-based building construction, such as those provided by Kenya Builders & Concrete Co. Ltd or Rhombus Concrete. However, there are many other concrete and precast concrete services in Kenya.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include those involved in the building industry in Kenya, such as mainly architectural or construction students, building professionals, local communities, government and researchers.

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