German firm develops eco-friendly residential

04Mar 2016
Dickson Ng`hily
The Guardian
German firm develops eco-friendly residential

A German company, CPS live Limited, is developing a comprehensive environmentally friendly housing project for all at Fumba in Zanzibar using bamboos.

One of FTD houses that are Eco-friendly

Speaking exclusively to Property Watch, last Wednesday, CPS live Limited Managing Director Sebastian Dietzold said: “This isn’t aimed at the privileged few it’s for you. Fumba town is a safe and clean environment for all as it is the first-of-its-kind gated community in Zanzibar whereby.”

Dietzold said he believes that sustainability, urbanization and real estate development are intertwined hence his company’s decision to become the first of its kind in the Isles.

He said the development comes as a compliment to an idea that ‘cities are our most sustainable resource, and hold the key to our social, economic, and culturally equitable future, as well as our planet’s environmental protection.’

According to him, CPS live Ltd supported by Environmental Systems Ltd and a group of German engineers, architects, urban designers and permaculture specialists spent the last three years developing a master plan for a comprehensive residential housing project on a 1.5km stretch of land off the west coast of Zanzibar.

The project is strongly backed by Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) which has registered it.

The construction team behind Fumba town is introducing a completely new way of building houses in Africa, the prefab house system. The houses are built with long lasting, innovative and renewable materials that are completely adapted to Zanzibar’s climate and environmental conditions.

“Our efforts are aimed at coexisting harmoniously with our environment and respecting the beauty and abundance of nature.

The structure of the houses is a state-of-the-art composition of multi-layered, fast growing plantation wood, fibrereinforced composite and fibre insulation,” the CPS live Ltd Managing Director added.

He added that although all materials used are sourced locally except the roofing and plumbing system, they are chosen according to German quality and standards to comply with local ecosystem regulations and treated for complete safety against parasites.

The company’s Head of Sales, Said Ally said he sees the project as a comprehensive environmentally friendly habitat for anyone to live, work and relax.

“Creating opportunities for personal and professional growth, it is a place where you and your family can live in good health, safe and comfortably while enjoying quality,” Ally said.

He said the development comes with clean, filtered drinking water within the entire complex, rainwater harvesting, proper waste disposal and waste recycling management with regular maintenance.

“Our ecological footprint concerns us as much as the generations that will follow. We made it our responsibility to invest in research and education in order to live a conscious and wholesome life,” he observed.
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