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Buildings in Africa

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African Building Developments

Latest African Building Designs added to this page, chronological:

Vame, Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein, South Africa
SAOTA Architects
Pearl Bay House
photos : SAOTA

Pearl Bay House – added 6 Apr 2012
The clients: a couple from New York building a holiday home in the Southern hemisphere for summer vacations. Aware of contemporary architectural trends, they requested a sculptured building with clean horizontal lines, large areas of glass and screens creating a space that is ‘open as well as private’.

Sipopo Congress Center, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Tabanlioglu Architects
Sipopo Congress Center Building
image from architects

Sipopo Congress Center – added 22 Jan 2012
The rectangular two-storey block is nested in a semi-transparent metal envelop as a shield protecting from strong lights and create an implication of security, protecting the interiors from sharp sun beams yet benefiting the daylight at optimum.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar, Senegal
SAOTA Architects and Antoni Associates
Dakar Hotel Building
photo from architects

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar, western Africa
“Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and tucked away in the Fann Corniche, an area that houses exclusive villas and international embassies, the new Radisson Blu Hotel is a contemporary expression of Senegalese Style,” says Project Partner, Greg Truen. The hotel was commissioned by the Teylium Group and forms part of a larger development which includes designer retail stores, apartments, spa, cinemas and a bowling alley. The brief called for 180 suites, a fine dining restaurant, an all-day restaurant, conference facilities, meeting rooms and admin facilities.

Patongo Training Centre – information re Brick Making – 6 Feb 2012
Uganda Building
photo © Article 25
Uganda Architecture
In all of our projects we aim to use the most sustainable – environmentally, socially and financially – materials available. Determining what these are requires undertaking an initial materials audit, a study of vernacular technique, and a skills audit to determine the best approach and where it might be possible to improve existing techniques and skills.

African Architecture Developments

African Building Projects, alphabetical:

N Tunde 2, Lagos, Nigeria
SAOTA Architects
Lagos Building
photo from architects

Lagos Property
Portside Cape Town, South Africa
Louis Karol
Portside Cape Town
image : Louis Karol

Portside Cape Town
Pyramids Heights House, Giza, Egypt
Shahira H. Fahmy Architects
Giza house
picture from architect

Giza house
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Mozambique
Claus en Kaan Architecten
Dutch Embassy Maputo
photo : Christian Richters

Dutch Embassy Africa, Maputo
Sierra Leone School Building
Foster + Partners
African School Building
image : Foster + Partners

Sierra Leone School
Soccer City Stadium, South Africa
BUE & Partners with Populous
Soccer City South Africa
image : Boogertman Urban Edge & Ptrs / Populous

Soccer City Stadium Building
South African Embassy, Ethiopia
MMA Architects
South African Embassy Ethiopia
photo : MMA Architects / Paola Viessi

South African Embassy Ethiopia
Tyhume Valley Theatre, Eastern Cape
Ryder Architecture
African Theatre Building
image from architect

Tyhume Theatre
University of The Gambia – New Campus
Snøhetta
African University building
picture from architect

University of The Gambia Buildings
Villagio, Accra, Ghana
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Villagio Accra
picture from architect

Villagio Accra Buildings
Vlisco Boutique, Benin, west Africa
Davy Grosemans, Kurt Carmans, Fre Lemmens, Serge Haelterman
Vlisco Boutique Benin
photo : Creneau International

Benin Building

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Soccer City Stadium South Africa

South Africa World Cup Stadiums

Africa Building Projects – No Images

Red Location Museum of the People’s Struggle, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2006
Noero Wolff Architects

Royal Netherlands Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2007
Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek

Sasakwa Hill Lodge, Singita Grumeti Game Reserves, Tanzania
2006
WATG – Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

Telkom Joburg Tower, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tallest structure in Africa

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South Africa Football Stadiums – World Cup 2010

African Office Buildings

African House Competition, Luanda Angola : Lisbon Architecture Triennale
African House Competition
image from architects

Gota Dam Residence, Zimbabwe

The Royal Netherlands Embassy Mozambique
Royal Netherlands Embassy Mozambique
photograph : Christian Richters

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