The project involves a soon-to-be exhausted copper mine, Ruashi mine, in Lubumbashi, D.R.Congo. By the time 2020, the mine would be left as a huge urban void surrounded by the rapidly expanding city.

Embracing the ‘left-over’, e.g. the mine, waste soil, and sulfuric acid from acid mine drainage, from the former copper production, I see it as an opportunity in creation and continuation.


Special Mention / Blue Awards 2014
Silver Award of Merit / SARA NY Design Awards 2014
Honourable Mention / eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014
Grand Prize / D3 Unbuilt Visions International Competition
Certificate of Excellence / Perspective Awards 2013

Author: Aron TSANG Wai-Chun
Instructor: Eric SCHULDENFREI
Location: Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo
Area: 15,000 sq.m
Date: June 2013
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