Working as part of the Desitecture design team.
The aims of the development are to realize embedded land values along the shoreline of Shangotedo, providing sustainable high-density housing as part of a new business and leisure district, initializing development of the region. The area is to become home to a new sustainable community and resort taking advantage of its position and access to a range of natural resources ranging from Atlantic Ocean views through to fertile mangrove.
The development is based on four towers, which take the form of Solomonic columns which interconnect at three points over their 120-floor height. The base takes a more naturalistic terraced form as it meets the groundscape where a series of micro parks and vegetation islands interrupt the sinuous lines of surface car parking.
The form takes its inspiration from a number of sources, some traditional, such as the braiding of women’s hair and the artistic structural forms which are painstakingly created to adorn the heads of Nigerian women. The double helix has its place in considering the nature of the form and its support structure.