January 04,2023

Groosman Unveils Plans for Stunning New Art and Culture Center in Rwanda

by David Stewart

Earlier this week, Rotterdam-based architectural firm Groosman unveiled plans for a new art and cultural center in Kigali, Rwanda. Groosman teamed with engineers from Dutch-based Geelhoed Group in designing the cross-shaped building, which features two cantilevered wings that extend over a plaza. The Kigali Art & Culture Center is one of several buildings—including a children’s cancer treatment center devised by David Adjaye—that will introduce a new face to the city.

The indoor space will host various cultural events and art exhibitions, while outside, four distinct areas—created by the cross shape—will be used for a swimming pool, an entertainment venue, a playground, and a walkway. Each outdoor space will serve its own function: swimming pool, entertainment venue, playground, and stairs. The two elevated wings of the building will allow shelter for outdoor cultural activities while offering protection against the tropical weather. There are plans in the works by other architecture firms for two additional buildings—a hotel and office complex, and a housing block—to be constructed next to the Kigali Art & Culture Center. There has been no announcement regarding when the center will break ground.

  • David Stewart
  • January 04,2023

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