September 29, 2019

Building Obsession : The Villagio Vista, Accra, Ghana

Dapo Runsewe

With the use of traditional patterns indigenous to citizens of Ghana, Kente weaving patterns have been used to give The Villagio Vista a bold local identity and it is our building obsession for the week.

Located in the highbrow Airport Residential area of Accra, Ghana, The Villagio Vista consists of three towers overlooking a central garden. The towers are Aqua (Green kente design), which is 8 – 10 floors; Azure which is 17 floors (Red kente design); and Alto which is 27 floors and is the tallest residential building in Ghana (Yellow kente design).

Building Obsession : Villagio Vista, Accra, Ghana. Image Source: Trassacco Group.
Building Obsession: Villagio Vista, Accra, Ghana. Image Source: Trassacco Group.

 

The Villaggio Vista was developed by Trasacco Estates Development Company Limited and designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, a British firm, who also designed 240 Blackfriars Road, a large office building in London. The Villagio Vista was completed in 2016 and consists of approximately 38,500sqm of predominantly residential accommodation.

Facilities include a fitness center, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground, and underground parking. Also included are a small commercial office component, gym as well as a retail/restaurant space on the ground floor. The top of the Alto also features a Skybar that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the beautiful city of Accra.

 

Building Obsession: Villagio Vista, Accra, Ghana. Image Source: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
Building Obsession: Villagio Vista, Accra, Ghana. Image Source: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects

Here are pictures of Dolapo and I at the rooftop bar and a view of Accra from the tallest residential building in the country.

Skybar, Accra, Ghana
Skybar, Accra, Ghana
Dolapo and I at the Sky-lounge on Ghana's Tallest Residential Building.
Dolapo and I at the Sky-lounge on Ghana’s Tallest Residential Building.
A view of Accra from the top of the Alto Tower. Accra City Mall can be seen in the distance.
A view of Accra from the top of the Alto Tower. Accra City Mall can be seen in the distance.

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