KIGALI BATSINDA ESTATE, KIGALI, RWANDA.

KIGALI BATSINDA ESTATE, KIGALI, RWANDA.


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The Kigali Batsinda estate is located exactly 6.9 km from the United States of America Embassy in Kigali City.
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The project is located directly opposite the Social Security Fund for Rwanda Housing off the Kigali-Gatuna road.
FRONT VIEW IMAGE

From KIGALI HOUSES

NUMBER OF UNITS
The project consists of 41 No. Blocks.
26 blocks consists of 3 and 4 bedroomed units.
FLOOR AREA
The 4 bedroomed unit consists of a total of 134m2 in plinth area.
The 3 bedroomed unit consists of a total of 120m2 in plinth area.
These blocks are located in the area just after the main entrance off the main road and extends till the wetland area below.
In total, there are 104 units of 3 and 4 bed roomed typology.
There are 52 units of 3 bedroom typology and 52 units of 4 bedroomed typology.
These 3 and 4 bedroom house types have the living room, kitchen and 0ne bedroom on the first level and the rest of the bedrooms on the second floor level.

ELONGATED WALKWAY LINKING SECOND FLOOR LEVEL HORIZONTALLY TO GROUND .
FRONT VIEW

From KIGALI HOUSES

The 3 and 4 bed roomed units have been designed to offer maximum privacy to the occupants.

This has been achieved by separating the entrances such that occupants of the 3 and 4 bed roomed units that are at Ground level access their units separately from the occupants of the 3 and 4 bed roomed units which are on top of the ground-level units.
The design is such that the occupants of the 3 and 4 bed roomed units at 2nd floor level directly access their houses from the ground floor level through use of the elongated walkway.
This way, occupants of the 2nd floor level units will be able to directly access their houses from the ground floor and avoid a situation thereby all house unit block occupants access the houses from a common point. This reduces congestion and improves the privacy level of the individual units.
This elongated walkway design also aids the disabled to access 2nd floor level without necessarily using stairs.
Also, access from the car park to the building will be designed to utilize ramps where applicable so as to enable easy access for people with disability.
1 AND 2 BEDROOMED UNITS
The project has 15 blocks consisting of 1 and 2 Bedroomed units.
FLOOR AREA
The 2 bedroomed unit is 67m2 in plinth area.
The 1 bedroomed unit is 60m2 in plinth area.

There are 120 one and two bedroomed units consisting of 60 one bedroom units and 60 two bedroomed units.
These are located past the wetland area at the farthest location in the site going up towards the main road.
REAR VIEW

From KIGALI HOUSES

Access to the 1 and 2 bedroom units located at the second floor level is again eased through use of the elongated walkway protruding from the second floor level horizontally and touching the ground level in front. This way, occupants of the second and third floor level 1 and 2 bed roomed units do not have to use common stairways for access hence ease of use and guarantee of a higher privacy level as opposed to all occupants of the units within the building using one common stair.
FIRE ESCAPE SAFETY.
The use of the elongated walk way also helps reduce fatality risks in case of fire hence need for alternative entry/exit points that do not create stampede bottle-neck effect.

CAR PARKING
These units are served by a 10 m wide road that has ample space for off-road parking for visitors. The off-road parking can accomodate 83 car parks along its 251 meters long stretch.
In addition to the off-road parking, the project has 170 car parks to serve the house owners, bringing the total car parking spaces available to 253 .

DOVES OF PEACE
Each building has an abstract fa├žade of 2 Peace doves facing each other looking upwards to the heavens.
These peace doves serve the purpose of inspiring people to always seek and cherish everlasting peace.
Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau.
www.a4architect.com
+254721410684.

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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  2 comments for “KIGALI BATSINDA ESTATE, KIGALI, RWANDA.

  1. esther ndirangu
    January 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    we r looking for land to develop in kigali

    Esther forTweya investments limited a real estate development company.

    • January 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Hi Esther,
      How big a land are you looking for in Kigali? Could you be interested to work in a Joint Venture project whereby the land owner contributes land while you contribute capital for construction?

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