about 

about us

Our fascination lies within working in different architectural contexts and on projects of all kinds of scales in Europe, Africa & India.

While we are passionate to work voluntarily on finishing the community centre in Kenya, we have taken up full-time jobs as architects between the Netherlands, Germany & Prague.

contact

info@pavilions-for-okana.org

Ellen Rouwendal: +31(0)6 11 41 36 13

Laura Straehle:  +31(0)6 21 12 47 21

about okana

Okana. Centre for Change.

 

Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI) 

Google location: Okana Road 

0°08'46.0"S / 34°52'23.8"E

contact: Mr. James Otieno Jowi

         Founder & Head of SRI

web:     www.srikenya.org

mail:    jowij@srikenya.org

phone:   +254 721917461

awards & publications

HD AWARDS 2019. New York. Hospitality Design: Winner Student Category. April 2019

DEZEEN AWARDS 2018. London. Winner of Small Building of the Year

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP AWARD. The Rotary Foundation. Oct 2018

ARCHIPRIX International 2019. Santiago de Chile. Top 5 of audience awards. Feb 2019

REYNAERS CHARITY PROJECT AWARD 2018. Goed doel projectprijs. Sept 2018

DEZEEN AWARDS 2018. Shortlisted in the category of small buildings 

FIBRA AWARD 2018. Nomination for 1st world-wide prize for fibre buildings

INSPIRATION AWARD 2018. TU Delft. Nomination as most inspiring student

REVISTA ARHITEXT. No 3 (257) May-June 2018. p.6-7

ARCHDAILY. 34 BEST STUDENT DESIGN & BUILD PROJECTS. July 2017

ARCHDAILY. Nomination for Building of the Year 2017

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK​. Volvo Design Rides. Oct 2017

LIVIN'SPACES. A Community Centre for Rural Kenya. 3 Oct 2017

APSAIDAL. ARCHITECTURE. INTERIOR DESIGN. IN AFRICA. Sept 2017

AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD. July 2017

ARCHIDATUM. Pavilions for Okana. July 2017

ARCHIPRIX WINNER 2017. Archiprix.nl. June 2017

ARCHIPRIX 2017. TU Delft. June 2017

ARCHINED. Design & Build. From Landscape to Roofscape. June 2017

TU DELFT. Winner of the Archiprix. June 2017

DUTCH DESIGN DAILY. June 2017

DE ARCHITECT. June 2017

ATAINDEX. Pavilions for Okana. June 2017

BNIEUWS. How to win the Archiprix. 03|2017 p.13

STUDENTS4SUSTAINABILITY. Okana Community Centre. 2016

NELSON MOTA. From Landscape to Roofscape. 2016

TU DELFT. Explore Lab. 2016

lectures

coming up:

HD AWARDS Ceremony // New York // 5 June 2019

Sketch the Change at CAMP PRAGUE // MateriO Conference - Circular Economy, 6 June 2019

CAMP Prague // Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning // t.b.a.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND // School of Architecture // Guest Lecture: Kakenya Studio // 15 April 2019

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE // TU Delft // Rural Building Solutions // 27 March 2019

ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE PRAGUE // Professional Ethics: Working outside your culture // 21 March 2019

ACKROYD LOWRIE // London // Inspirational Friday Talks // 30 Nov 2018

ARTICLE 25 // London // Second Home Spitalfields // Make Design Matter // 29 Nov 2018

AFRICA DAY // Delft // TU Delft // 11 Nov 2018

BUREAU EUROPA // Maastricht // Het Ontwerpen van goed doen // March 2018

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK // Eindhoven // The Impact of a Graduation Project // Oct 2017 

TALK UNTERM TÜRMLE // Ludwigsburg // Pavilions for Change // Oct 2017

ALUMNI EVENT TU DELFT // Designing and building as students // Oct 2017

URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS // TU Delft // Education for the city we need // June 2017 

POWERHOUSE COMPANY // Lunch Lecture // Pavilions for Change. // June 2017

NATUURLIJK BOUWEN KUN JIJ OOK // Building in Developing Countries // June 2015

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