VILLAGGIO VISTA

Whilst at AHMM, Eric was an integral member of the Design Team for the Villaggio Vista project.

Villaggio Vista is the second phase of the Villaggio complex for the Ghanaian based developer T.E.D.C, with over 200 apartments ranging from 140m2 to 522m2 with associated underground parking. The site is on the Northern outskirts of Accra approximately 6 km inland with good transport links via the main Accra – Tema motorway interchange and the international airport. The scheme comprises four buildings, each with a projecting end orientating the building to address a local landmark – Lake Volta, Achimota Forest Reserve, the Gulf of Guinea. There are two fundamentally different façade treatments, one essentially planar and coloured the other highly modeled and monochromatic. The planar façade design takes its cue from the patterns and colours of the traditional Kente fabric, one of the symbols of Ghanaian chieftaincy.

Structural engineer Adams Kara Taylor (AKT) focuses on construction methods and technologies appropriate to the area. Working with Halcrow Yolles, the team have worked to reduce the energy demand of the development through appropriate passive design and improving the energy efficiency of building systems, where sustainability is one of the key driver of this project.

Ghana, Africa

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Client Metropolis Developments

Size 12,000sqm

Value GPB 80million

Status Completed 2016