COSTALOPES & landplan revitalize luanda bay waterfront in angola
COSTALOPES & landplan revitalize luanda bay waterfront in angola COSTALOPES & landplan revitalize luanda bay waterfront in angola
mar 08, 2016

COSTALOPES & landplan revitalize luanda bay waterfront in angola

COSTALOPES, in collaboration with landscaping office landplan, has completed an extensive 510,000 sqm redevelopment of the ‘bay of luanda waterfront’ in angola’s capital city. the intervention is part of a larger effort by the african nation to revitalize the city, and is seen as an important step that will figuratively ‘seep’ into adjacent public spaces throughout the entire urban area.

all images courtesy of manuel correia, helder santos/jular, COSTALOPES



two green layers complete with trees, bushes, and grass act as buffers between road lanes and the development’s bike and pedestrian pathways. set along nearly 3,500 meters of frontage are places for meetings, benches to rest, areas for sports activities, and various other urban services, equipment, and furnishings. the restructuring and extension of the ‘luanda bay waterfront’ seeks to protect and legitimize the coastal capital’s rich local history and culture.

costa lopes arquitectos landplan luanda bay waterfront angola
aerial view of the 3,500m renovation

public square

costa lopes arquitectos landplan luanda bay waterfront angola
rest areas and other furnishings are placed along the frontage

‘luanda bay waterfront’ promenade

the intervention is part of an ongoing revitalization and development of the city

costa lopes arquitectos landplan luanda bay waterfront angola

rest area with restaurant/bar view

the project is already integrated into public life

costa lopes arquitectos landplan luanda bay waterfront angolanight view

general plan and section



project info:


architects: costa lopes architects with landplan
location: luanda, angola (africa) 8°48’35.0″s 13°13’44.1″e
area: 510,000 sqm
years: 2010-2013
photography: manuel correia, helder santos/jular



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edited by: nick brink | designboom




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