MIX IT UP

Sebastián Juan Vintimilla
Professur
Architectural Design and Participation
Projektarbeit

ACCRA, THE CAPITAL OF GHANA IS A BOOMING CITY IN WEST AFRICA. THE SEMESTER TASK IS TO DESIGN A MIXED-USE BUILDING IN JAMESTOWN, A VIBRANT QUARTER WHICH IS ONE OF THE OLD-EST AND HISTORICALLY MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL.

THE AIM OF THE STUDIO ‘MIX IT UP’ IS TO DESIGN A MULTISTOREY BUILDING, WHICH FULFILLS DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS: IT PROVIDES APARTMENTS SUITABLE FOR GHANAIAN FAMILIES; GIVES SPACE FOR COMMERCIAL, SUCH AS SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS; COMPLEMENTS THE FORMER USES WITH A COMMUNITY PROGRAM E.G. SPORTS FACILITIES. THE SUB-SAHARAN CLIMATE AND THE LOCATION OF THE PROJECT IN A METROPOLITAN LIVELY CITY WILL LEAD TO SITE-SPECIFIC DESIGNS. INTELLIGENT LOW-TECH SOLUTIONS ARE SOUGHT TO KEEP THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.

PEDESTRIAN ROAD
digital image
BLACK PLAN
drawing
SECTION & ELEVATION
drawing
APARTMENT INTERIOR
model picture