Category: Activities and spaces

Sports Area and Playground

A multi-purpose field will host games and friendly matches in various sporting activities for the local community. The playground, built from recycled materials, is where children can play together in an inspiring place that activates creative thinking and stimulates collaboration.

Radio Sabão

Soon to launch will be Radio Sabão, the voice of Fábrica de Sabão. Aimed to inform, educate and inspire local communities, it will feature news and events happening within the hub and around Ca-zenga.

It is a chance for the local community to listen to inspiring stories from local and visiting innovators, artists and mentors, while enjoying a diverse selection of music spanning cultures, communities and ages.

Residence

Innovation thrives when people are connected, and where people are connected ecosystems can thrive. With this in mind, the hub is constructing its very own ‘Mentors in Residence’ program.

Its aim is to immerse visiting artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, business creatives and educators into the creative ecosystem of Fábrica de Sabão so that they can contribute to the development of the hub more effectively.

Restaurant La Cantina

The farm-to-table concept is the inspiration behind La Cantina. Here one can enjoy a menu of organic and healthy meals made from fresh local produce and from the hub’s green garden. It is about merging traditional Angolan food and with healthy, new cuisine.

Situated in the heart of Fábrica de Sabão, on the overlooking deck, it is the ideal retreat from the bustle of the city in this lively suburb of Cazenga while enjoying the best coffee in town!

Market Place and Events

From local foods to hand made arts and crafts, the Market Place provides space for the local commu-nity to sell their produce and wares.

The area is also fitted out with a stage to host music concerts and theatre performances.

Mezzanine and Exhibitions Venue

Artistic expression is vital to the hub’s ecosystem. The art and mezzanine area provides space for exhibitions and installations from Angolan and international artists.

The space also caters to workshops and mentorship programs by leading artists and curators with the aim of supporting aspiring local artists to further develop their skills and launch themselves in the art scene, locally and internationally.

Juicebar Árvore da Vida

The eye-catching Juice Bar, called Árvore da Via is constructed from a recycled silo and is where products from the garden and from local producers end up.

It serves up a mouth-watering menu of healthy fruit and vegetable juices, making it the perfect pick-me-up for creative minds to stay healthy and energetic.

PERMA GARDEN

Mountains of waste and rubbish have been cleared from surrounding slum areas to make way for Fábrica de Sabão’s very own organic gardens.

It supports local communities to create an internal supply chain in growing and selling (medicinal) herbs, vegetables and fruits to cater to the hub’s needs.

Office Space (Incubator & Accelerator)

Dozens of repurposed shipping containers have been transformed into beautiful work spaces replete with facilities including high speed networking and cloud services, workstations and meeting rooms.

These containers are available for rent for businesses and startups who are keen to be a part of this vibrant environment. Ultimately they will become part of the incubator and accelerator ecosystem to simulate local enterprise and support the development of a strong innovation-led startup culture in Angola.

Here, young entrepreneurs can draw from the business development expertise of key partners and affiliates to take their business ideas to the next level. Intensive peer-to-peer mentorship, training, coaching and networking will prepare startups to pitch their ideas to potential investors.

MakerSpace

The MakerSpace is the heartbeat of Fábrica de Sabão, a place to foster urban manufacturing. Accessible to the public, it is all about hands-on creation, innovation, inspiration, fabrication and the sharing of skills and knowledge.

Fitted out with innovative tools, materials and equipment including 3D-printers and CNC machines, and led by a specialized technical design team, this is the place where ideas go from the drawing board to prototype and to market.

It is a platform to train local communities to become their own creators, designers, producers and marketers.