Kente Houses called Villaggio Vista

The real estate developer Trasacco Group, who is also behind the big suburban area Trasacco Valley in East Legon and the luxury apartments Villaggio Primavera at Tetteh Quarshie interchange has done it again.

This time it is luxury living in three different buildings, Villaggio Vista. The highest of the three buildings "Alto" is planned to have 27 stories they brag on its website- the highest residential building in West Africa - and all three will have a very modern appearance. There are concrete shapes like large upside down letter L:s. Reportedly inspired by Kente cloth, the houses will have colorful geometrical patterned sides. Its not exactly beautiful, but is a completely new style for Accra.

Even though I will probably never afford even one night in the buildings (pool and garden on the roof top, 200+ square meter appartments, lobbies with consierge etc.) I do look forward to seeing Accra enter the 21st architectural century.

Pic borrowed from the developers here.


Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Very nice and informative.

Anonymous said...

Yea I read about that a while back. While the buildings may not be the most visually pleasing/stimulating, as you mentioned before, it will be something different for the Accra 'skyline'.

I have learned to appreciate most kinds of weird buildings (EXCEPT FOR THAT UGLY GRAY BOAT BUILDING AT TESANO- I THINK ITS SOME RADIO STATION'S OFFICE?) thanks to my architect dad.

I'm ready for them to start building though.

Esi W. Cleland said...

eeek! what a monstrosity! Black and white might have worked better but i guess no one really cares what i think since i can't afford it anyway. Thanks for posting, Kajsa. Didn't know about it.

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