Hope City, Ghana, Africa
 
 
Year2013latitude: 5° 42'
longitude: 0° 6'
Period2013-2016
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationOpen Building Research, Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi architects
Inhabitants
Target population65,000
Town website
Town related linkshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_City
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/jan/13/ ghana-hope-city-african-white-elephant-projects
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/19/lowered-expectations-for-gh anas-hope-city.html
http://www.obr.eu/categories/masterplans/hope-city
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


source: http://www.obr.eu/categor ies/masterplans/hope-city




source: http://www.obr.eu/categor ies/masterplans/hope-city




source: http://www.obr.eu/categor ies/masterplans/hope-city


Hope City is the acronym for “Home, Office, People and Environment”. The project of the new city started in 2013 and it was expected to be completed within three years, but the construction has not started yet.
Hope City is planned as a technology park, focused on information communication technology. It is designed as a vertical city of towers linked by bridges at different height, to represent an alternative to the typical campus scheme.
This Hi-tech project is located in Prampram, in the region of Great Accra, on the initiative of AGAMS group and CEO in collaboration with the Government of Ghana. It takes part in the national development policy that wants to turn Ghana into a knowledge-society and a competitive actor in the global economy.

source: http://www.obr.eu/

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