Designed by students from Helsinki University, this red building centered on an internal courtyard, serves as the focal point for women's organisations. The building lies on a bed of clay, with a solid pillar foundation. Emphasis was given to local materials and recycling, using wheel rims from cars for vents, and 'glass bricks' for fenestration from bottom parts of old bottles. Run by local women, the complex provides facilities for social events and training, as well as a kindergarten and sewing school.
Women's Centre On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2004.
The On-site Review Report, formerly called the Technical Review, is a document prepared for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by commissioned independent reviewers who report to the Master Jury about a specific shortlisted project. The reviewers are architectural professionals specialised in various disciplines, including housing, urban planning, landscape design, and restoration. Their task is to examine, on-site, the shortlisted projects to verify project data seek. The reviewers must consider a detailed set of criteria in their written reports, and must also respond to the specific concerns and questions prepared by the Master Jury for each project. This process is intensive and exhaustive making the Aga Khan Award process entirely unique.