HOPE City by OBR | Ghana

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HOPE City by OBR | Ghana

HOPE City is the acronym of Home Office People Environment. It is the cluster for RLG ICT Park, focused on Information Communication Technology, as initiative of Mr. Roland Agambire, Chairman of RLG, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, as part of the national development policy framework, turning Ghana into a knowledge-society and an active player in the global economy. In HOPE City will work 50,000 people and will host 25,000 inhabitants. The cluster is articulated on a total Gross Floor Area of approximately 1,200,000 sqm, for a total built area of approximately 1,500,000 sqm.

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HOPE City is designed as a vertical city composed by towers linked together by a system of bridges at different height, including common activities and amenities. They create an interconnection between private and public functions, thus combing vertical mobility with horizontal sociality. The design investigates an alternative to the typical campus scheme, where single buildings are dedicated to specific functions, toward a new urban centrality with the same functional and social complexity to the city. The towers are not a series of separated objects in the landscape, but define together an unique compound as a new urban polarity in the widespread cityscape, creating a very effective urban life based on easy and sustainable interconnectivity and visual-physical communication between people.


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The cluster is composed by circular towers of different heights (270m, 216m and 152m) disposed to recreate the same layout of the typical Ghanaian compound-house, which generates an inner space for the community. A triple height podium defines a central Piazza with and inner garden, which becomes space for social interaction. HOPE City is intended to promote – through Architecture – the sense of Community, sharing common values in common space.

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