Awards & Competitions - in Africa

Modern urban footbridges in Kenya

Status: Open

Submission deadline: 26th May 2017


Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has partnered with Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) to sponsor a competition to design modern urban footbridges in Kenya. The two institutions agreed to work together not only in the realization in design but also in the full implementation of the project.

Eng. Silas Kinoti the Ag. Director General of KURA entered the agreement officially with AAK officials led by Mr. Jacob Mwangi, the AAK executive Officer on 21st April.  ‘We want modern designs for urban footbridges that take into consideration universal access, security, adaptability to the environment, aesthetically appealing to both pedestrians and motorists. Some of the current footbridges do not have these values and pedestrians feel uncomfortable utilizing them despite the dangers they are exposed to by crossing busy roads. It is our expectation that these modern footbridges will be safe, highly attractive and user-friendly to the pedestrians,’ said Eng. Silas Kinoti.

The designs are to be realized through a completion. This targets university students undertaking architecture and related fields and is intended to create an opportunity for them to showcase their talents and provide practical solutions to modern urban planning challenges. The winners will earn One hundred and twenty-five thousand Kenya shillings

The closing date for submissions will be 26th May 2017. Submissions to be forwarded to


Source: Kenya Engineer



Established in 1967, the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) is Kenya’s leading Association for professionals in the built and natural environment in Kenya incorporating Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Town Planners, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Environmental Design Consultants and Construction Project Managers.





Kenya Urban Roads Authority  (KURA) is a State Corporation  under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established  by the  Kenya  Roads  Act,  2007  with  the  core  mandate  of  management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of  all  public  roads  in  Cities  and  Municipalities in  Kenya  except  where  those  roads  are National  Roads.


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