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Studio Seilern Architects mixed-use masterplan proposal in Accra needed to incorporate residential, office, and public realm elements. Due to Ghana's accelerating growth, demand for commercial, residential and retail areas can change quickly over time. The project has been designed as a toolkit for decision-making, rather than a finite masterplan, allowing for maximum flexibility in usage, density ratios over the site, phasing scenarios, and the ability to adapt to future needs of the city.




 

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There are not much interesting project going on in the country and also been proposed. We need more Sky Scrapers instead of wasting more Land. They accept any shit project compared with different African countries. We accept project that have no stile and amazing design and no master piece, instead we accept any peace of shit with cement blocks. The only interesting project I really liked is the One Airport Square.
The one you just added is ok but it does not really impress me if I look at Ghana standard we could do better.
And I also realised that most of the time the projects are carried out by local estate agents who build it and sometimes international companies together with the local estate agent
The local estate agents that build the project is good but the local agent have a limit, they can’t build those complicated amazing architectual master piece buildings, because they do not have the facilities, experience, technology and the huge finance to start the project or contribute towards the project unless the government fund some of the project.
Most of the project is rejected before they are proposed, because the government wants to encourage the local estate agents to participate in most of the projects.
 

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Accra North Site Couldnt post pics so I posted the links at the bottom of the post

On an intense day, asphalt will heat to 65°, a softer pavement to 50°, and a natural green surface will remain at or below 40°. Our idea was to cool the city by removing the asphalt and re-conceive the entire site as a forest i.e. a new urban social environment that withstands the Accra climate, where pedestrians could walk, play, interact and shop in the shade of the trees.

Due to the fast growth of the country, demand for commercial, residential and retail areas can change quickly over time. The project has been designed as a toolkit for decision making, rather than a finite masterplan. This allows for maximum flexibility between commercial / residential / retail usage, density ratios over the site, phasing scenarios, as well as the ability to adapt to the future needs of the city.

* In the scheme, the uses on the site are interconnected, creating a large active public space spanning the entire site. Clusters of buildings are organised loosely on the site, occupied by either residential or offices at upper levels, and retail at ground. A ribbon-like retail element links cluster to cluster and contains double-height retail units. These can be occupied by shops, cafes, kindergartens or leisure.


Client Trasacco Estates Development Co.
Studio Seilern Architects
AKT II
BDSP
BDSP
Buro Happold
Mayer Brown
Bradley-Hole SchoenaichArchitect
Structural Engineer
M+E Engineer
Air flow + shading studies
Fire Engineering
Traffic Consultant
Landscape Architect
Akin to New York's highline, this raised promenade provides outdoor amenity space for the residential units, separate to the retail park below. The theme of the forest extends up the high-rise clusters, where laser-cut panels are affixed onto the building façades, creating an organic patttern as a shading device.
Rather than committing to a cluster of larger buildings, we chose to break the building units into clusters of three, four or five components. A loose arrangement of these building clusters creates the possibility of a flexible plan that generates multiple aspect residential units, or office clusters with multiple corner offices.

* The masterplan allows for each building cluster to be used as an office building, a residential building. or as a mixed-use building with offices at base and residential at higher levels. The floor-to-floor height of 3.6m and the M&E strategy allow for this flexibility.




http://www.studioseilern.com/#/accra-north-site-02/4565734072
http://www.studioseilern.com/#/accra-north-site-03/4565734199
http://www.studioseilern.com/#/accra-north-site-06/4565734148
 

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Accra North Site Couldnt post pics so I posted the links at the bottom of the post

On an intense day, asphalt will heat to 65°, a softer pavement to 50°, and a natural green surface will remain at or below 40°. Our idea was to cool the city by removing the asphalt and re-conceive the entire site as a forest i.e. a new urban social environment that withstands the Accra climate, where pedestrians could walk, play, interact and shop in the shade of the trees.

Due to the fast growth of the country, demand for commercial, residential and retail areas can change quickly over time. The project has been designed as a toolkit for decision making, rather than a finite masterplan. This allows for maximum flexibility between commercial / residential / retail usage, density ratios over the site, phasing scenarios, as well as the ability to adapt to the future needs of the city.

* In the scheme, the uses on the site are interconnected, creating a large active public space spanning the entire site. Clusters of buildings are organised loosely on the site, occupied by either residential or offices at upper levels, and retail at ground. A ribbon-like retail element links cluster to cluster and contains double-height retail units. These can be occupied by shops, cafes, kindergartens or leisure.


Client Trasacco Estates Development Co.
Studio Seilern Architects
AKT II
BDSP
BDSP
Buro Happold
Mayer Brown
Bradley-Hole SchoenaichArchitect
Structural Engineer
M+E Engineer
Air flow + shading studies
Fire Engineering
Traffic Consultant
Landscape Architect
Akin to New York's highline, this raised promenade provides outdoor amenity space for the residential units, separate to the retail park below. The theme of the forest extends up the high-rise clusters, where laser-cut panels are affixed onto the building façades, creating an organic patttern as a shading device.
Rather than committing to a cluster of larger buildings, we chose to break the building units into clusters of three, four or five components. A loose arrangement of these building clusters creates the possibility of a flexible plan that generates multiple aspect residential units, or office clusters with multiple corner offices.

* The masterplan allows for each building cluster to be used as an office building, a residential building. or as a mixed-use building with offices at base and residential at higher levels. The floor-to-floor height of 3.6m and the M&E strategy allow for this flexibility.




http://www.studioseilern.com/#/accra-north-site-02/4565734072
http://www.studioseilern.com/#/accra-north-site-03/4565734199
http://www.studioseilern.com/#/accra-north-site-06/4565734148
Only very well known stakeholders! great !
 
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