La Nsele African Garden City

Kinshasa, DR Congo

Planned and designed as the first Garden City of Africa, La Nsele is an urban project developed for 30,000 people at the edge of Kinshasa. Due to its location, our team decided to imagine a township made by and for the local culture, with a sustainable perspective. Designed for 6 independant communities in terms of energy and food, the Garden City integrates urban agriculture at the community and the family level. Moreover, the new township is surrounded by 21 farms with biogas facilities facing the rural areas around that provide sufficient food and energy for the inhabitants. Multifunctional public green spaces are implemented at the heart of each community to develop and preserve the social and economic cohesion of the neighbourhoods and offer space for markets, education and sport.