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Architect Awarded For Designing Kigali School of Architecture

Rwanda is in the spotlight again for another prestigious award.

Patrick Schweitzer, the architect who designed the Kigali School of Architecture in Rwanda has been awarded for his work by the American Institute of Architects.

For the magnificent structure, Patrick Schweitzer has received “A + Architizer Awards” and the organisers say that he distinguished himself in the category “educational facilities”, “Institutional-higher educational & research facilities”.

The Kigali School of Architecture built last winter will host from September 400 students.

At the site, 350 people worked to complete the facility which the designer relied on local resources and materials. He favored local know-how, especially for pouring concrete structures, working wood or metal.

Patrick Schweitzer was inspired by Rwandan volcanoes. He used lava rock making the buildings similar to volcanoes.

This award winning architect is said to be expected to build in Kigali the future Rwandan site of Ircad, the Institute for Research Against Cancer of the Digestive System, a Strasbourg institution that trains surgeons all over the world.

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