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post updated 12 Feb 2020

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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 African Buildings
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 African Buildings
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 African Buildings
photo from architects
Lagos Property

Portside Cape Town, South Africa
Louis Karol
Portside Cape Town African Buildings
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 African Buildings
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 Buildings
picture from architect
University of The Gambia Buildings

Villagio, Accra, Ghana
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Villagio Accra building
picture from architect
Villagio Accra Buildings

Vlisco Boutique, Benin, west Africa
Davy Grosemans, Kurt Carmans, Fre Lemmens, Serge Haelterman
Vlisco Boutique Benin African Buildings
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

Website: Architecture

African House Competition, Luanda Angola : Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Gota Dam Residence, Zimbabwe

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

Buildings / photos for the African Architecture page welcome

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