SPARCH

The Gate

GN Headquarters mixed use Tower / Accra, Ghana

2016
Invited Architectural Competition

Surface : 29.000 sqm
 
Multi use programme: retail, offices, hotel, conference and entertainment facilities.
We wanted to give the Tower a clear identity and to differentiate it by connecting it to the traditions of Ghana. Carving the sides of the ‘programmatic’, square-in-shape, tower, we created an inverted pyramid giving more area to the upper floors where views are better. Addressing programmatic issues, we double the volume and create a Gate, a spacious internal atrium that penetrates all office floors and connects visually the whole internal organization.
A system of external wooden vertical poles, interweaved in geometrical patterns originating in traditional Ghanaian design, create a sun protective system.
 
 
CREDITS

Architects: SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS , APOSTOLAKOS ARCHITECTS

Partner in Charge: Rena Sakellaridou

Architectural Design: Rena Sakellaridou, Yanna Pavlidou-Apostolakou, Morpho Papanikolaou

Collaborators: N. Apergis, A. Georgiadis, N. Tsompikou, S. Cherouvim. A. Verteouri, G. Papanikolaou, K. Moustakas, G. Liakou, M. Karavasili, M.N. Pantou, Ch. Siaravas, F. Nevrokopli

Students: L. Giannakopoulos, Z. Kokogia

Structural Engineers:  K. Polychronopoulos - PCK

Electromechanical Engineers: D. Kirimlidis - LDK

Energy & Sustainability: D. Kirimlidis - LDK

Traffic Engineers: G. Demagos - DROMOS Consulting

Owner: GN Group Nduom

Project Management: Micheletti & Co Ltd.

SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS / All rights reserved / 2022

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