Planning the new African City
Planned City Extension
Location: Accra Ningo Prampram, Ghana
Client: Ningo Prampram District Authorities, Dutch Creative Industries Fund working under the auspices of UN Habitat
Programme: Masterplan for a planned city extension in Accra agglomeration covering an area of about 150 km²
The agglomeration of the Ghanean capital Accra is growing tremendously in the decades to come. Current development patterns of the city are struggling to cope with the growth while providing basic utilities and a transport system suited for increased traffic. UN Habitat has set it as one of the big challenges in the coming decades to provide urban living environments that provide better conditions for the local population.
The planned city extension proposed, uses the most basic but easy to understand and execute system of the grid that secures access, flood risk mitigation as well as provision of utilities. Locally existing spatial conditions modify the grid and create specificity. In the future the grid will allow to accommodate virtually any programme that is compatible with an urban environment.
In the development of the plan UN Habitat has partnered with the Dutch Creative Industries Fund and a group of Dutch experts in the fields of urban planning, water management and landscape design.
2016 Plan Approval by authorities
MLA+: Lamiaa Abouelala, Markus Appenzeller
in an integrated design team with More Architecture, Fabric, OKRA, Mixst Urbanism