David Adjaye is one of the most respected architects of our generation. He is currently working on the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and has been working increasingly on projects in Africa over the last decade. I have been following his career for years now and Adjaye is one of my personal role models and had been features on the blog numerous times.
David Adjaye has designed an office campus featuring ten conical towers as the centrepiece of a new 65-hectare urban development under construction in Kampala, Uganda.
The architect presented his concept to the government of Uganda alongside fashion designer and Made in Africa Foundation co-founder Ozwald Boateng, and foundation CEO Chris Cleverly. The design features ten tapered towers that will be positioned in a ring to create a circular public square at the heart of the campus.
The Naguru-Nakawa project is Africa’s largest urban redevelopment project in history and is intended as a model that can be replicated on other sites across Africa. Once complete, it will also include 3500 homes, a church, a school, shopping centres, restaurants and leisure facilities.
(Photo’s & Information courtesy of Dezeen)