DOS architects propose the first radisson RED hotel in west africa
 
DOS architects propose the first radisson RED hotel in west africa DOS architects propose the first radisson RED hotel in west africa
mar 03, 2017

DOS architects propose the first radisson RED hotel in west africa

located in the bustling osu district of accra, ghana, this mixed used project by london-based DOS architects consists of an office block and a 150-room radisson RED hotelthe latter is the first within this brand to be developed and proposed on the african continent. in other words, the studio’s proposal pays tribute to the contemporary vision that west africa has grown to embrace and integrate within its culture. 

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bird’s eye view of the office block and hotel building

 

 

DOS architects has distributed the radisson RED over eleven floors, featuring an expressive façade which will generate fascinating shadows for a continually changing appearance throughout the day. meanwhile, the office block has a more traditional expression that creates a balance with the more flamboyant hotel building. solar exposure and rain fall during cold seasons are the main climatic factors that need to be taken into account when designing a building in accra. these have been very informative for the façade design, which is carried out using the ecotecta anaylsis 2011 software for extracting 3D data and subjecting it to local sun path and rainfall patterns. construction is scheduled to start on site early this year, and will no doubt strengthen accra’s claim to be the new hub of west african architecture and development.

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office building entrance

dos architects radisson red hotel accra ghana designboom
hotel courtyard

dos architects radisson red hotel accra ghana designboom
context: independence arch in accra

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capturing the buzzing setting of the city

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the project would be built in the osu district of accra

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location plan

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morphology diagram

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ground floor plan

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typical plan

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building elevation

 

 

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