335 Place in Accra, Ghana is a 12 storey office/commercial building with a distinct ‘box within a box’ design.
Designed SA-based Boogertman and Partners, the architecture of 335 Place is inspired by a mix of fabrics, textiles and textures found in Ghanaian culture and traditions. This mix finds expression in the use of pattern on both the angled glass facade and louvered facade of the building.
Photography by Tristan McLaren
Playing with varying shades of grey, light-weight concrete panels along the wider façade emulate traditional rectangular patterning founding kente cloth. Aluminium louvres and the sleek glass façade are offset against these textured panels. The contrast of elements between the different elevations emphasises the vertical height of the face of the building. The design seeks to effectively reduce solar heat gain through optimized shading.
The ground floor caters to retail and restaurant spaces amongst other functions. The 4 floors above ground create a parking podium which accomodates over 300 cars while the 8 floors atop the aforementioned podium accommodate at total a total of 32 lettable office spaces (each one over 250 sqm) planned around a central core. The building is topped out with a high end roof top bar/restaurant offering charming views of the surrounding locale.
Name: 335 Place
Location/Address: North Dzorwulu, Airport Area Accra Ghana
Size: 11,047 sqm
Floor Plate Size: 1,250 sqm
Developer: Eris Properties South Africa /Ghana, Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund (MAREF) and 335 Place Limited (Local Partner)
Project Duration: Jun 2016 – Jan 2018
Cost: $45 million
Development Managers: Eris Property Group
Project Managers: GHC Africa
Architects: Boogertman & Partners, Local Partner – MultiCad