Our design scheme was majorly influenced not only from the site’s context but also from the psychology of the topographic and urban fabric.
While observing and analyzing the photos and videos of Accra, we were fascinated of
how the movement of lightweight elements could be transformed into architecture.Using similar moments in our building, we created a light penetrated canopy, which reveals moments of the program.
Sensing Africa’s transient nature, the concept’s priority is to capture and grow an architecture of empowerment while celebrating the generosity of spirit. The strong relation between human behaviour and topography defines our project’s identity.The Isthmus combined with the city’s density forms a sensible chaos, an ordered but also kinetic space.
Following the importance of freedom and expression, we aimed to create an open structure which blows out the space. The chosen program based on the notions of habitat, human dignity and identity orders a dynamic progression of space by generating a movement towards the sea.
In order to weave these 3 narratives together we positioned “Activation Points”. These notations are initiating our programs growth and dynamic, either pulling or releasing tension between the spaces. Rather than just working with forms, we imagined them as being forces, and leading energies in our concept. Similarly to a butterfly effect, a movement of a space causes the activation of another.
The project challenges Accra’s creative expression while focusing on gifting Freedom through Architecture.