ECO-TOURIST FACILITIES

BANDA, RWANDA

Adjacent to Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Forest lies the village of Banda. As part of a broader non-profit effort, this eco-tourist complex will bring much-needed hospitality facilities and income to an impoverished but scenic area. The complex includes multiple tourist bungalows that accommodate those who come to see the wildlife-rich nearby forest or to visit the Kageno. These bungalows will be built on a hillside overlooking a mountainous landscape. At the foot of the hill is a larger structure that includes a welcome center, a café, a gift shop, and tour-guide accommodations. Discreet smaller interior spaces are clustered under a large modulating roof that also protects outdoor dining areas. Local materials and construction methods belies the modern architectural expression that includes modern amenities. Together, the facilities make visits to this beautiful but remote region possible for a broader range of visitors who can enjoy well-conceived and commodious accommodations.
Pro bono.

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Eco-Tourist center entry

Eco-Tourist center entry

Eco-Tourist center

Eco-Tourist center floor plan

Eco-Tourist center section and elevations

Eco-Tourism bungalow

Eco-Tourism bungalow

Eco-Tourism bungalow

Eco-Tourist bungalow floor plan

Eco-Tourism bungalow elevations