Kigamboni Transit Complex

  • Niko Hur, M.Arch. 2016
  • Hometown Busan, South Korea
  • Class ARCH 5115 Core Design Studio V: Expanded Practices / ARCH 5101 Design IX: Option Studio
  • Instructor KunlĂ© Adeyemi
    Suzanne Lettieri

In order to support and facilitate the radially expanding city of Dar es Salaam and its satellite cities, projects are being planned for a new ground transportation network as well as renovating/paving the existing, yet inadequate, infrastructure. The Tanzanian government sees Kigamboni as the next hub of economy that will support both the rapidly growing population and international businesses, it is crucial that a ground transportation network and sufficient infrastructure are established between Dar and Kigamboni. The Bay of Dar es Salaam becomes a threshold between the two districts and future projects are planned in order to overcome the physical disparity that exists — a new Kigamboni bridge, a new undersea tunnel, and improved ferry service.

Kigamboni Ferry is probably the most used, if not the only, means of transportation that connects Kigamboni district and Dar's mainland. Thousands of pedestrian workers and traders and hundreds of trucks and cars use the ferry route on daily basis and its presence is a crucial part of their lives and will continue to be despite the future plan for constructing a bridge that connects the two sides.