One Airport Square

Città della Salute e della Ricerca Red and Blue
The City of Health and Research
Progetto Viertel Zwei Mario Cucinella Architects
Viertel Zwei

One Airport Square

One airport square Mixed-use building

Mixed-use building

One Airport Square is a multi-functional building. It hosts commercial spaces on the ground floor and a ten-floor office block on the southwest of the lot, due to the specific form and orographic features of the site. In view of the desire for a contrast between the project area and the surrounding townscape, the rendezvous space for employees and the public received special attention. The generously proportioned square is suitable for various events, fairs or other activities, and may be used as an exhibition space for permanently installed works of art.

Such initiatives, together with the commercial activities, will bring the area to life, by day and by night.
Aesthetic elements and architectural design inspired by the traditional local art and by the from the bark of the palm trees typical of that area, closely linked to environmental strategies to provide a viable solution to climate problems. The building envelope is the key element that demonstrates the integration between form, structure and environmental strategies.

One Airport Square is the first building in Ghana to have been awarded 4-Stars (Design Stage) by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Location: Accra, Ghana

Type: commission

Year: 2015

Client: Actis Boston Tower Development Limited

Project Developer: Laurus Development Partners

Surface area: 17.000 sqm

Architecture and structural geometry: Mario Cucinella Architects + Deweger Gruter Brown & Partners

Team: Mario Cucinella, Luca Bertacchi with Nada Balestri, Fabrizio Bonatti, Alberto Bruno, Hyun Seok Kim, Giulia Pentella, Giuseppe Perrone, Luca Sandri, Luca Stramigioli. Models: Yuri Costantini

Structural Engineering: Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura – ing. Fabio Camorani, ing. Luciano Gasparini

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Chapman – BDSP; Impact Technologies Limited, Accra

Associate Local Structural & Constructional Engineers: Twum Boafo & Partners, Accra

Associate Local MEP Engineers: Impact Technologies Limited, Accra

Local Architect: Deweger Gruter Brown & Partners

Quantity Surveyors: AECOM, London

Photo Credit:Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Associate Quantity Surveyors: A-Kon Consults Limited, Accra

Construction Company: Micheletti LTD

Construction manager: MACE

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