Ashley Scott Kelly

Bamboo Growth Economy @ WEF

African Bamboo Growth Economy, a project for Le Kinkeliba Foundation, presented by architect Toshiko Mori at the World Economic Forum's IdeasLab on community healthcare.
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"Due to high seasonal climate variation and its influence on regional worker patterns, the project aims to stem rural-urban migration and the exodus of Senegalese youth to Europe through the teaching of dry-season agro-forestry techniques and economies. The growth of bamboo clumps within the colony, as well as the landscape of production and harvesting is adapted to passively provide shade and wind-break to buildings and people. Basic necessities of water, shade and shelter organize the colony into clusters not dissimilar from the traditional African village, while redefining its aesthetic character based on the means of felling, curing and drying of this native African species of bamboo."

Senegal Cultural Center.
Senegal Cultural Center.
Senegal Cultural Center.
Senegal Cultural Center.
Senegal Cultural Center.
Senegal Cultural Center.

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