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Refrigerating Jar in Ghana

Shea butter storage for Nyingali community

Fostering the production of shea butter as an important local trade, the striking towers of the storage units are designed for passive cooling and allude to traditional local architecture.

By storing the nuts and processing them incrementally, the community will be able to sell processed shea butter for skin moisturizing when it commands a higher price in the market cycle.

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Prizes for exciting ideas in Argentina, Ghana and the USA
 
“Providing sustainable income for the community”
 
Acknowledgement prizes: Improving the lives of people
 
“An inventive approach to social, economic, and ecological sustainability”
 
Project Entry 2017 for Middle East Africa
Project Details
Location
Karaga, Ghana
Authors
Wonjoon Han
Main Author
Wonjoon Han
VHAN, South Korea
Sookhee Yuk
Main Author
Sookhee Yuk
Make Africa Better, South Korea
Gahee Van
Main Author
Gahee Van
VHAN, South Korea
Prizes
Awards
Ideas prize 2018
Global
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2017
Middle East Africa
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“Powerful idea for empowerment” – Diébédo Francis Kéré
“Powerful idea for empowerment” – Diébédo Francis Kéré

Ideas prize for "Refrigerating Jar" in Ghana: Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury member, Diébédo Francis Kéré, viewed the …

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“Local needs and local knowledge” – Sustainable design by Make Africa Better
“Local needs and local knowledge” – Sustainable design by Make Africa Better

A shea butter storage facility for the Nyingali community in Ghana addresses local needs and transfers knowledge to …

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Refrigerating Jar in Ghana: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa
Refrigerating Jar in Ghana: Acknowledgement 2017 Middle East Africa

Fostering the production of shea butter as an important local trade, the striking towers of the storage units are …

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