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Architectural Solution of the Women's Opportunity Center Complex (On the Example of an African Country)

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This article describes the architectural design of the “Women's Opportunity Center” complex which is built in Rwanda, East Africa. The complex serves as a model for many countries, as it helps to solve existing social, economic and gender equality problems among the women.


gender equality
social protection
women's center
environmentally friendly
socially sustainable infrastructure
urban agglomeration
natural ventilation
local materials, local construction technology
passive lighting, water collector
natural biogas fuel


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The author (s) declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


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  • Submitted
    14 June 2022
  • Revised
    14 June 2022
  • Published
    14 June 2022