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March 3rd, 2006, 12:14 PM
Design is quite nice and I do like the "bridge" between the two buildings! Very fancy! :)
March 3rd, 2006, 12:49 PM
Well, here are some more projects
This is a new quarter under under construction, too!
Luanda´s new university. The desin is really daring, to my mind!
Luanda´s convention centre. It should have opened by febr. 2006
March 3rd, 2006, 04:49 PM
luanda's coming up this stuff is great
March 4th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Wow, great buidings to Luanda, :okay:
Bond James Bond
March 4th, 2006, 02:31 AM
March 4th, 2006, 04:53 AM
looking nice :)
March 4th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Please post developments properly- see the Posting Developments thread.
March 4th, 2006, 06:16 AM
WOW very nice
March 4th, 2006, 07:59 AM
Where is Luanda? sorry for my ignorance...
March 4th, 2006, 07:59 AM
This is the Bala Park development I was talking about earlier. :)
March 4th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Hi CeC, Luanda is in Angola which is in Southern-West africa. You cannot be ignorant ´cos the media only shows Aids, war and hunger of africa. Although this is a part of africa , this is not all of africa!
MAP OF THE CONTINENT
Map of Angola (some cities have been renamed after 1975)
March 4th, 2006, 02:18 PM
ps matt space out ur developments like thryve said but thanks for the post anyway
March 4th, 2006, 05:26 PM
Beautiful ! I hope Angola may develop very much, now that it at last live in Peace...
March 5th, 2006, 03:17 AM
excellent buildings for angola!!!!
March 5th, 2006, 03:52 AM
Luanda is Angola's capital city. Awesome projects!:okay:
March 5th, 2006, 04:23 AM
Amazing buildings and very good design!!
March 5th, 2006, 04:24 AM
Wow! Just excellent!
March 5th, 2006, 05:07 AM
WOW! :shocked: The university and congress centre projects look amazing! :applause:
March 5th, 2006, 11:48 PM
all render buildings are great but the new university is very special and unique building :drool:
March 6th, 2006, 05:18 AM
Amazing! Awesome to see these type of projects for Luanda!
March 6th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Impressive! Peace and development have at last arrived in Angola. Well done!!
April 13th, 2006, 05:53 PM
I just love the WTC towers. The design is just wonderfully made. You won't expect this kind of design in Africa, more in Asia. And the other buildings are very modern too, the triplet building is just fab.
I like that it will have green space as well. As an escape from the office.
It's nice to see that things are looking up for Angola. Keep up the good work ;)
You are to blame
April 13th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Making way for Angola's middle class
By Sarah Grainger
The Angolan capital of Luanda is home to five million people, about a quarter of the country's entire population, with most living in "musseques" or slums.
One of those used to be Lucas Kaxingadoes, who has lived in Bairro Cambamba on the southern outskirts of Luanda for several years and where some families occupied the land 30 years ago.
His family began by farming the land and built houses with whatever materials they could find.
But they also took manual jobs in the city, saving what they could and eventually building houses made of concrete.
Lucas, however, doesn't have a house any longer.
His home, like many others, was cleared to make way for new property to house the country's burgeoning middle class.
Lucas says policemen came and destroyed his home and those of his neighbours in an effort to clear the land to make way for new developments.
Maria Francisco, who has also been left without shelter, tells a similar tale about the police: "During December they came several times. They were aggressive."
There are plans to use the land where Lucas and Maria live to build the next phase of a project called Luanda Sul.
Neat and tidy
Already thousands of homes have been built as part of this initiative on land surrounding Bairro Cambamba.
They are very expensive looking. They're surrounded by high walls and fences, they all have car ports, there are big satellite dishes on many of them and the roads are all paved.
Everything is very neat and tidy.
The head of planning for the provincial government of Luanda, Helder Jose, says that the government is trying to improve the living conditions of the capitals' slum dwellers with initiatives like Luanda Sul.
"The project basically involves building another city. It's a self-financing project but at its heart it has a certain philosophy.
"Companies who want to buy land to build on have to agree to certain terms. Yes, some of the houses are condominiums but they are also building cheap housing."
But Lucas and Maria say they could never afford even the cheapest of the properties being built in Luanda Sul.
What they want is recognition that the land being sold to the construction companies is theirs and they should decide if and when it is developed and take a share in any profits.
The provincial government doesn't recognise this though.
Mr Jose explains why the government wants to change the anarchic way in which housing has been built in these areas:
"We're really sad about the way many of these people living on the outskirts of Luanda have built houses without regulation. If we allow the land to be built on in this way it's going to complicate things in the future."
However Maria Francisco says the land is the property of her family, and the families of her neighbours, and that they won't give it up without a fight.
"If they are back to negotiate, we want to negotiate, if they are back to throw us away then we'd rather die because we don't have anywhere else to go. We'll resist we don't have anywhere else to go. We want to live here."
But with little shelter and Angola's rainy season about to start, life for the people of Bairro Cambamba is going to get more difficult.
June 24th, 2007, 07:39 AM
Muito bom esse projeto do World Trade Center, realmente os projetos de Luanda são impressionantes considerando o passado recente do país! Eu realmente fico feliz pelo crescimento da Angola...
I'm writing in portuguese because Angola's official language is portuguese...
June 24th, 2007, 09:57 AM
Very sexy and charming ! I saw not one but two bridges on the Luanda World Trade Tower connecting 6 or 7 floors :banana:
June 25th, 2007, 01:38 PM
haha its a shame these are old projects think take a look at the southern african developments threads then u'll be amazed
July 22nd, 2007, 08:29 PM
September 26th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Congrats for Angola, today i saw a lot of pictures of Luanda in the brazilian forum, i liked it so much!
August 19th, 2008, 08:56 PM
any updates on construction
August 19th, 2008, 09:15 PM
This thread needs to be moved to the Angola Forum in the Projects section
December 17th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Angola is on the rise!
December 17th, 2008, 11:39 AM
January 14th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Glad to see an African nation on the move. Though Angola has a long way to go in terms better allocation of ressources, a fighting corruption.
Luanda is rising!!!
January 19th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Very good for these projects Luanda
after them, and others, in my view, Luanda will be one of the best skyline of Africa!
January 21st, 2009, 06:54 PM
Fantastic! Pretty good!
The university will be quite amazing! :applause:
A few years ago, when I was a child, I just couldn't imagine modern buildings in Africa. In fact, not even buildings... But nowadays I'm happy to see that there's development in Africa too!
January 21st, 2009, 11:26 PM
This thread is very old..it dates back from March 3rd, 2006, LOL
January 13th, 2010, 06:07 PM
any updates one year later ?
August 7th, 2010, 01:17 PM
World Trade Centre - sairá do papel afinal de conta tem estatuto de aprovado?! :wallbash: