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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