The design for National Teachers Colleges started in 2019 and construction is recently completed. The buildings are recently handed over during a well visited inauguration ceremony in December 2021. Minister of State and Ambassador of Belgium signed the Manifesto for Climate Responsive Design during the inauguration ceremony. NTC is as first project in Uganda acknowledged as best practice example of Climate Responsive Design. The project is poised to become a reference for institutional developments in the country.
It has indoor and outdoor spaces and local artisan technologies applications. And it also focuses on the enhancement of the green environment through local-bio diversity safeguards and water protection.
It uses locally available materials such as bamboo and earth bricks that promote community participation. Simple but pleasant architecture optimizes, natural lighting and ventilation, passive cooling. Resulting in thermal comfort spaces with a relatively low indoor temperature. At the same time it has low-cost maintenance, as well as a reduction in project cost and implementation period. No air conditioning is required, and buildings still have a cool feeling temperature inside.