FVArquitectos: accra twin towers
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nov 28, 2011
FVArquitectos: accra twin towers


‘accra twin towers’ by FVArquitectos, accra, ghana
all images courtesy
frederico valsassina arquitectos

lisbon-based practice frederico valsassina arquitectos has designed the
‘accra twin towers’ to be positioned along liberia road
in urban context of accra, ghana. overlooking the gulf of guinea, the pair of structures contrasts the encompassing development
of dense suburban scale buildings, becoming a visible landmark. placed upon a limited plot size, the program is divided
into residential and office levels within the 40 floors. reaching 160 meters in height, the external form is generated by taking away
cubic masses from an interior corner, gradually opening a void between them. within the widest point of the gap and elevated
above ground level, an outdoor terrace and swimming pool is connected to the base’s recreational floors.

an extension of the existing street life, three floors of shopping welcome visitors into the program. a range of dwelling sizes
may be created with a modular arrangement to provide flexibility of market trends during construction without interfering
with the exterior’s aesthetic composition. the steel mesh protects the dominant glass curtain walls from direct and harsh
sunlight, reflecting and filtering intense radiation.



view from liberia road


upward view of the void between the towers


outdoor pool


outdoor terrace on the recreational level


interior view


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placed within the existing urban context


context plan


floor plan / ground floor


floor plan / recreation level


floor plan / office level


roof plan


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building form diagram


skyline sketch

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