2018 shortlists

Rwanda Cricket Stadium
by Light Earth Designs

The Rwanda Cricket Stadium by Light Earth Designs is formed of three linked parabolic vaults.

The structure closely mimics the path of a bouncing ball whilst also evoking the hilly topography of Rwanda. The project, located in Kigali, has helped to develop the Rwandan economy by using local labour-intensive construction materials and techniques. The building was inspired by the ancient Mediterranean technique of thin-tile vaulting, using compressed soil-cement tiles made from site-excavated earth.

Shortlisted for: Civic and cultural building

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