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New Art Foundry, Uganda

Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation

Following a design competition we were very pleased to be chosen as architects for a new art foundry for the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation in western Uganda. The Foundation is a charity set up by the directors of the Pangolin Editions (the leading bronze casting foundry) and Parabola Land and the project involves the design and construction of a foundry and gallery along with accommodation for staff and visiting artists.

The latest building to be completed for the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, a new art gallery and café, is one of three projects shortlisted for the 'Architects' Journal Small Projects Sustainability Award 2013'. Hattie Hartman of the AJ writes about the new building:

"Where resources are scarce, necessity dictates lean use of materials. The marriage of natural and industrial materials results in an elegant simplicity, which could be more widely emulated in sustainable design."

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