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Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects’ focus is on both environmental and aesthetic sustainability. Environmental sustainability is achieved by using local, recycled and renewable materials as much as possible and designing site specifically according to the local climate. The aesthetic sustainability is born from the functionality, the culture, how the building fits into the environment, how the plan follows the local space hierarchy.

In 2007 the group founded a non-governmental organisation named Ukumbi, focusing on the work in developing countries. The mission is to offer architectural services for communities in need. Architecture can be a powerful way of mitigating poverty and empower the community and increase its self-esteem.

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2015- Hostels for girls in Iringa region, Tanzania

Lyra in Africa and the architect team Hollmén Reuter Sandman are working together
on a project for Hostels for girls in Secondary Schools in Iringa region, Tanzania. First
executed hostel opened in October 2018 in Nyang’oro Secondary School, Iringa rural,
Tanzania. Lyra in Africa is providing the funding for the construction of the hostel
facilities, whereas Hollmén Reuter Sandman are providing the architectural design.

Sustainable, environmentally and culturally appropriate architecture is vitally
important for the success of the Lyra’s hostel project, and it will set a standard in the
future projects in the area. It will also have a strong impact on the community by
allowing them to engage in the design and construction on the hostel, thus
strengthening their economy, social status and vitality. The first dormitory was finished in
2018 and the plans for the next ones are under way.