LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

Project Summary

Low-cost school and home for HIV orphans

HIV/Aids has made orphans of millions of children. With a tree at its symbolic center, the Low-cost school and home for HIV orphans enables children to create their own home, and even help in its construction.

As the children grow to adulthood, the village can be extended for their own families to grow up in this caring community.

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Initial nucleus of a small community
School and orphans home in Uganda receives Silver Award
“Long-term development towards an organically grown and solid community” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Rakai, Uganda
Koji Tsutsui
Main Author
Koji Tsutsui
Koji Tsutsui & Associates, Japan
Silver 2008
Middle East Africa
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