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Benga Riverside Residential Community

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Located on the picturesque banks of the Revuboe and Zambezi Rivers, the aim of the Benga Riverside Residential Community is to introduce a new neighbourhood typology for the growing community of Tete, Mozambique. As various industries continue to invest in the region, there is a growing demand for quality and economic housing solutions for migrant and local families alike. The Benga Riverside Community will pioneer a new method of planning and building for the residential sector in the area, fostering an atmosphere of social inclusion among residents of diverse cultural backgrounds and of ecological symbiosis with buildings that blend effortlessly within the original natural environment. Educational, civic, and recreational needs will be supported by a variety of mixed-use public and private functions, including a primary school, sporting facilities, a restaurant, a public square, a resident’s clubhouse, and up to 100 housing units of different typology.

Home to a wide range of wildlife and vegetation, Benga Riverside will celebrate the heritage of its site by preserving elements such as old-growth Baobab trees, shrubs, and native grasses which will also help to shade and protect the area from dusty winds. To further establish this new architectural identity, the built interventions will utilize local rock, wood, clay, and will be developed as a high-quality, low maintenance modular system. Private courtyard space, scenic landscape views, passive ventilation, and grey water management will also contribute to provide the best sustainable, economic, and long-term housing solution for future residents.

STATUS: Under Construction
SITE: Tete / Mozambique

SIZE: 10,000