The Villaggio Vista project in Accra, Ghana is a new prototype for a residential building for this region: the building owner and architect set out to construct high-rise buildings with minimal energy consumption in the hot and humid equatorial climate. Duravit furnished all bathrooms in the residential units. Whether Starck or Pura Vida baths, Starck K kitchen sinks, Vero or Happy D., the complete bathroom supplier from Hornberg in the Black Forest is represented in each apartment and penthouse.
17 storeys high, "Azure" is the first building in the Villaggio Vista to be ready for occupancy. The three and four-room apartments offer modern and comfortable living. A swimming pool and large terrace on the roof of the striking red building are two of the architectural highlights. “Aqua”, the third and shortest building in the complex, will have seven storeys and is currently under construction. Last but not least, “Alto”, the highest tower, is set to become a new landmark.
With the three-part building complex, British architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and building owner Trasacco Real Estate Development Company are setting new standards in Ghana’s residential architecture. The developed land that makes up the city of Accra largely features single-storey buildings. In future, increasing the density of the built-up area will provide an alternative to the further expansion of the existing urban sprawl.
With 27 storeys, when completed, the “Alto” tower will be the tallest building in West Africa. In addition to resistance to earthquakes, the building owner and architect also had to meet the new requirements posed by the climatic conditions: due to the tropical location, the curtain façade is ventilated from the back and has deep, shaded windows. The magnificent façade design is based on the colours of the traditional Kente cloth, which is a symbol of Ghana’s chieftains.
Year of Construction 2012-2013
Location Accra, Ghana
Details New apartment block prototype for Ghana, with 30 storeys the building complxe will be the tallest in West Africa.