Two University of Nairobi students, Nyaila Boniface Achieng’ and Naomy Wangari, who were the overall winners of the ‘ideas competition’ have received a full scholarship for a two-week study tour in London.
The ‘ideas competition gave the students a chance to contribute to the master plan of Tatu City’s Central Business District.
The two students are from the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management.
The two-week, all-expenses-paid study tour will allow the winning students to work alongside globally renowned master planners and architects in the offices of SOM in London.
The competition focused on four subjects, namely Identity, Retail Concept, Transport and Public Spaces.
Nick Langford, Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer said, “It is important for us, as an international developer, to localize our projects, and the students have provided a Kenyan view on our plans.”
The competition was held in conjunction with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the U.S.-based architecture, engineering, and urban planning firm which has master planned the Tatu City CBD.
U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec presented the awards to the students at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.
“The levels of talent exhibited by all the students are highly commendable,” Langford said, “And for those who will not be travelling to London we are offering select opportunities for internships at Tatu City in 2017.”