Wooden tower in Nigeria
Wooden Tower in Nigeria. Project of forty thousand square meters all in Wood

HKA - Hermann Kamte & Associates, the architecture studio, unveils the first wooden skyscraper in Africa. The Wooden Tower of Lagos, a city in Nigeria is among the winners of the inaugural WAFX Award

It is announced as one of the most forward-looking architectural concepts in the world and the best cultural identity project of the year

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HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates presents its proposal for a wooden residential tower in the centre of Lagos, Africa's most populous city with over 16 million inhabitants. The design of the over 40,000 square metre skyscraper was directed by the architect Hermann Kamte, CEO and founder of HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. The architect says that this architectural concept of a wooden tower aims to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of the city of Lagos

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The tower is a residential unit that is developed around cultural and urban themes. The project located in Ikoyi, a luxurious residential area, is built on top of an existing structure. The challenge was "how can today's roof be tomorrow's storyline? How to build a new city over the existing one? What is the plan B for the future? ”. The project focused on the reinvention of a new urban fabric with the hypothesis of a solution and sustainable construction with wood. In addition, the city has forest resources that can produce timber

Render of a wooden tower with green terraces

The current "Abebe Court" is a complex of four structures. It consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 apartments spread over 4 floors. There are facilities: swimming pools, gym, tennis courts, children's playground, parking lots, water treatment and wastewater treatment and electricity generators

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The tower is divided into three blocks over an existing structure. Each block consists of six current floors. The cladding of each block corresponds to a particular Yoruba tribal symbol. The blocks are connected to each other for space and sports or recreational activities for the residents. From the bottom up, there are housing units with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. The height of the tower makes it possible to benefit from natural elements such as ventilation and lighting. The floors are surrounded by greenery and terraces. The building cladding is like a sunscreen, beyond its cultural significance

Render of a wooden tower with green terraces

The green in the space creates beauty, sensitivity, naturalness, aesthetics and comfort for the residents. With its microclimate effect, it is a gigantic buffer in urban space that helps to reduce the surrounding pollution. The terraces allow you to enjoy the sky and the city, the beautiful landscape. The roof is a landscape and living space; it has a restaurant and a garden

Render of a wooden tower with green terraces

In this project, the approach of the team of architects was taken into account; cultural parameters, the predominant and historical human group of the city of Lagos: Architecture and Yoruba Culture

Render of a wooden tower with green terraces

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