LOCATION: Balcad, Somalia


A set way of life is put in question, design is challenged by how it adopts to community responsiveness, tradition and cultural norms. Agri Village is a nucleus of activity harboured around a mosque, with a market to the north flanked by a school and clinic to either side. 100 residential units built around courtyards that are further divided into smaller courts within the community. A project that aims to change a nomadic community into a self-sustaining village whose main activity involves agriculture. It is located in what seems to be a remote and desolate part of Somalia. The understanding of the local cultures daily habits are indicative to the material use and design of the spaces.

PROJECT BUDGET: $5,000,000