Location: Abadla, Argelia
Client: Ministry of Housing, Government of Algeria
Total area: 36,000 (sqm)
The special interested of RBTA in the urban planning problems of the developing countries, and the experience they had gained in the construction of housing developments was called on by the Algerian government, through the agency of France, to be applied to the construction of new centers of population in semi-desert areas where agriculture was to be promoted.
Their work culminated two years later with the construction of Houari Boumédienne Agricultural Village in the south-eastern part of the country. However the unsophisticated construction techniques and the absence of a professionally trained workforce prevented the completion of part of the project.