Ghana Launches First Architecture and Design Festival


has launched its initial and competition. The nationwide sequence of situations which takes location in November, will characteristic exhibitions, workshops, open up homes, tours, installations and panel discussions.

Built to give attendees an experiential and interactive standpoint of architecture and design in Ghana, the competition will carry alongside one another about 100 of Ghana’s greatest architects, architectural firms, interior designers and decorators.

Before this calendar year, the Globe Bank and the Global Monetary Fund (IMF) named Ghana one particular of the speediest rising economies in the environment. With development arrives infrastructure, so it is no surprise that Ghana’s true estate, architectural and design landscape has viewed tremendous development accompanying the announcement.

Having said that, the place however battles with a housing deficit of two million housing models, which, in accordance to the Minister for Operates and Housing – Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, would take 10 years to bridge.

In light of this, the topic for the competition this yr is ‘Living Spaces’ and seeks to highlight assignments, ideas and alternate creating resources by Ghanaian students and set up architects toward a answer to economical housing.

‘It is our hope that by means of the pageant, we will unearth styles, principles and substitutes for the common brick and mortar buildings which are high priced and unfriendly to our ecosystem. We intend to add to a reduction in the deficit by showcasing housing answers that can be produced and implemented immediately while getting aesthetic, practical and reasonably priced for the typical Ghanaian’, stated Emelia Ainooson, the Managing Director of Brandson, organizers of the .

The festival, which is also an academic initiative, will host a workshop in conjunction with She Improve It (SGI), LLC. to teach individuals about leveraging their existing property to create added funding for entrepreneurial endeavours.

The Ghana Architecture and Style and design Competition is supported by the Institute of Architects and the Inside Designers and Decorators Ghana.

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