Refilwe Business Node Upgrades / Holm Jordaan Architects and Urban Designers

Refilwe nodal transformation forms part of an urban network of upgrades supported by the Neighbourhood Development Partnerships Grant, National Treasury, in the Metsweding area, City of Tshwane. This upgrade albeit a small and humble urban intervention, serves as an example of a local community taking great pride in the renewal of public space.

Moses Mabhida Station / Arup

Arup set for themselves a challenge to sort out the dilapidated Durban train station feeding the Moses Mabhida Stadium, and the volumes that resulted were ones commensurate with movement, interchange and mobility. The station provides a link between the rail tracks and the overhead bridge that spills onto the road next to the Stadium. It was envisioned as a solution to mass transit from the sta...

Mzamba Bridge_CUAS + buildCollective NPO

The community driven project ´bridging Mzamba` originated in the urgent need of and request by surrounding inhabitants for a safe crossing of the Mzamba River and included design and implementation of a 140 Meter long suspension bridge in a collaborative manner. As Nonhle Mbuthuma, chairperson of the Community Committee points out: “Our community is used to not getting anything from government ...

4th Mainland Bridge & Masterplan / NLE Works

To reduce this pressure, we propose an operation – the 4th Mainland Bridge. The operation will be the insertion of a bypass; a bridge within the body of Lagos. In addition to this bridge, we also propose a new heart to support the bridge. This ‘new bridge and new heart’ in the body of Lagos will not be typical infrastructure; they will connect people in large numbers and improve their natural f...

Nacala Airport / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Airport project will bring development and transformation along the major international route in the Country. The city of Nacala, located in an important international air route in Mozambique has the project of its airport signed by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados. The airport’s passenger terminal is the second largest of the country, with near 27,000 square meters. In addition to meeting the a...

Datum Antique: Giuseppe Pettazzi's Fiat Tagliero Building

The Tagliero building is at best the eccentric product of a relatively ambitious architect from Italy who sort to visualize the essence of transit architecture. It sits in a quaint street in Asmara, with ambitious spread canopies that extend a ridiculous depth outwards from the main small building, a concept in aviary exaltation. 

Taxi Rank No. 2 / 26'10 South Architects

Diepsloot is the kind of environment that requires input from the best, most courageous and inspired architects. It is not every architect who would have the patience and willingness to learn from this environment, or the humility necessary to create opportunities and bring human dignity to it, where it is most needed. The reality is that most people on earth live within conditions of informali...

Malabo New St. Isabel International Airport / Independent Architectural Diplomacy IAD

The MSI New International Airport is the first and last place of exchange between the traveler and his land host; in essence, a large door and approach. From this point of view, the building needs to be prestigious and express the culture and identity of the city or the country it represents, just as a monument, a public place or an official building. At the same time, it is a symbol of technol...

Casa Port Railway Station/ AREP

Casablanca is a modern city in Morocco with a concentration of Art Deco and international style and modernist buildings which tries to draw a lot from the vernacular Moorish architecture of the area. It is a modern city which has undergone change in a short time from experimental lifestyle of the residents. The city urban planning is also undergoing reorganization hence the Casa Port Station fi...

Marrakech-Menara Airport Extension/ E2A Architecture

The International Airport of Marrakech-Menara serves international flights from and to Europe as well as domestic flights. It is located 6 km southwest of downtown city center and 7km of the Djemaa el-Fna.

Rabat-Salé Urban Infrastructure Project, Hassan II Bridge / Marc Mimram Architecture

The Rabat-Salé Infrastructure Project is part of a 6,000 hectares development of the Bouregreg Valley which aims to rehabilitate and promote the banks of the Bouregreg River to offer a pleasant place to live for the people of Rabat and Salé.

Mayotte Airport / REC Architecture

A combination of the modern, the vernacular and environmental consciousness is the conspicuous image that the edgy Mayotte Airport portrays.  The earthy palette makes it merge comfortable with the natural landscape. Its floating roofs are not only generated by the will to offer thermal comfort by shading the extensive glazed facades but give the airport its character. The airport is double code...

Baragwanath Transport Interchange and Traders Market/ Urban Solutions Architects and Urban Designers

The Baragwanath Transport Interchange and Trader Market (or Bara Mall in short) forms part of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s Baralink Development Framework. Baralink aimsto integrate and uplift the Greater Soweto Area with Johannesburg like a gateway through one of the busiest transport nodes in South Africa.

Architecture Students: Be Competitive Through Travel

Everyone can agree that today’s world is more competitive than ever before. A glance at Kenya’s business sector, you will see how many foreigners are involved in investments from Nairobi to Turkana to Kisumu. This shows that they have belief in value of what they have seen…and something big always starts by believing.

Evolution of Pedestrian Bridges/ Urban Morphology

Africa is growing at an unprecedented rate with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) projecting that urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa will double by 2030. With such statistics, urban designers (and planners alike) need to start drawing lessons from the successes and failures of existing cities. And in particular, the life of the average pedestrian in cities.

Urban Environment: Engaging Through Travel

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page… Earnest Hemingway.

Ouagadougou International Airport / ENIA Architects

The existing airport was built in the1960s and has almost certainly outgrown its capacity constraints. It is located in the center of the city, approximately 1.5km southeast of the main commercial area. The airport site itself is approximately 4.8km in length, 0.5km in width at its narrowest point, and covers an area of approximately 426hectares.