Norrsken Kigali House


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Kigali, Gasabo District, Rwanda

East Africa boasts three of the world’s top ten fastest-growing economies, but faces major challenges in attracting foreign direct investment to accelerate the growth of small and growing businesses. In partnership with MASS, Norrsken seeks to address this by launching Norrsken Kigali House, an entrepreneurship hub in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The new Kigali hub will be housed on the historic École Belge site in central Kigali and led by a locally recruited team. The site will offer a curated ecosystem that elevates the status and visibility of entrepreneurs while offering the tools and networks to help startups grow efficiently and become investment-ready. The design of the Norrsken Kigali House incorporates spaces for different scales and types of work, from large collaborative spaces to quiet individual workspaces, in addition to landscaped and semi-public outdoor spaces. The aim of Norrsken Kigali House is to fuel growth in East Africa, accelerating their rapid development of entrepreneurship by increasing access to international capital, ultimately shifting the paradigm from aid to investment.

Project Details

-1.94995, 30.0588493

Location: Kigali, Gasabo District, Rwanda

Year: 2018

Status: In Progress

Size: 4,400 sq. m.

Program: Entrepreneurial Hub in Central Kigali

Services: Master planning, Capital Project Planning, Pre-design, Concept Design, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Structural Engineering, MEP Engineering, Fire, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Documents

Clients:
Norrsken Foundation