Created as a large-scale interpretation of customary Maasai jewelry, the facade of the structure is a symbol of community pride, while the learning center’s Wi-Fi-enabled computer lab connects the remote, rural area with the rest of the world.
Earth911 spoke with architect Charles Newman, who conceived the bottle cap design in partnership with the organization Under the Acacia, to learn more about the project, the Maasai people and how a bit of community-minded reuse made a huge difference.
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