Rabour Village Project - Architects Without Borders
Rabour Village Project
Architects Without Borders - Seattle
Engineers Without Borders - Seattle
Kate Cudney, Morgan Elliott, Tom Mulica
Lara Normand, Sony Purba, Owen Richards
Tom Mulica co-lead the design team of this Architects Without Borders project. Working closely with a Seattle-based non-profit and directly with the village of Rabour to design a vocational school and community center based upon the input and collaborative vision of the community. Devastated by the impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the project aimed to empower the youth of the village through vocational training and economic development projects. The center includes: classrooms, a computer lab, commercial cafe and teaching kitchen, retail store and administrative offices. Sustainable strategies include: locally made compressed earth bricks, passive heating and cooling through site design and orientation, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting.