picture showing a view of Ndarugu Student City

Ndarugu Student City

The project aims to explore how a modular CLT-system could be employed to imagine a relatively densely built and populated urban fabric with full opportunities for high qualitative public-, shared- and commercial spaces. 

The test area, two parcels of land (1.6 hectare in total) divided by a road, is located in the south-eastern parts of an old quarry. This is where we tested our ideas on modularity, stacking, blocking and density.


Nairobi, Kenya


Urban development




1.6 ha, GFA 34 000 m2,  880 apartments


Feasability study, 2019

Project team

Kayrokh Moattar, Frantisek Orth, Niels Pettersson Sandmark

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