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Sindia in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: SAOTA

SAOTA’s design inspiration for Sindia eco-resort comes from the traditional architecture of the ‘fulbes’ – semi-nomadic shepherd people living in the savannah zone in Senegal. The proposed resort site is situated just outside the village of Sindia and from where its name originates. It is about 60km from Dakar.

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Sindia
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal

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Cliff House in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: SAOTA

Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cliff House in Dakar, Senegal was completed in 2011, with SAOTA, the Architects and ARRCC doing the Interior Decor. The house was designed for a Senegalese businessman and his family.

Built on the site of an old World War Two bunker and on the edge of a cliff, Cliff House maximises its commanding position to create a house that is not only dramatic but with the incorporation of historical elements quite magical and mysterious.

 Image Courtesy © SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA (Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Juliet Kavishe)
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max and Vray
  • Interior Design: ARRCC (Mark Rielly & Sarika Jacobs)
  • Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Building Area: 1954m2
  • Completion Date: 2011

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International Conference Center in Dakar, Senegal by Tabanlioglu Architects

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Article source: Tabanlioglu Architects 

On the west coast of Middle Africa, Senegal is by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and  Senegal River borders the country to the east and north.  The capital city of Senegal, Dakar is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. The congress center first opened on November 2014, for the 15th Francophone Assembly where 75 world presidents met. Typical geography and the natural values has been the inspiration for the project. Extraordinary, characteristic Baobab trees of Senegal are distinctive with their enormous girth. Their massive trunks can grow to circumferences of 25 meters or more. Their second distinctive feature is great longevity. Baobabs live well over a thousand years, so that they have been important landmarks in Senegal’s dry savanna plain; in oral histories baobabs are cited as loci of battles, or as marking borders between states. Many of these historic trees have been classified as historic monuments by the Ministry of Culture.

Image Courtesy © Tabanlioglu Architects

Image Courtesy © Tabanlioglu Architects

  • Architects: Tabanlioglu Architects
  • Project: International Conference Center
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Client: SUMMA Construction (for République du Sénégal)
  • Architectural Team: Melkan Gürsel& Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Salih Yılgörür, Sertaç Tümer,  Ali Çalışkan, Utkan Yönter, Enes Yücepur, Firat Güneş Balcı, Sema Türker , Zeynep Dündar, Esra Can, Merve Babalı , İsmail Ulukaya, Gözde Çalışkan, Melike Özkan, Gonca Atasayan, Aliriza Saçan, Zeynep Eker Yılgörür , Ayşe Yalçın İçyer
  • Structural Engineer: Meinhardt
  • Mechanical Engineer: Okutan
  • Electrical Engineer: Yurdakul
  • Acoustic Consultants: Talayman Acoustics / Prosistem
  • Landscape: Zeynep Akgoze LD
  • General Coordinator: Envar Şayan
  • Project Manager: Erdal Özdilek
  • Main Contractor: SUMMA
  • Site Area: 77.446 m²
  • Usable Area: 16.270 m² (more…)

Radisson Blu in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and tucked away in the Fann Corniche, the new Radisson Blu Hotel is a contemporary expression of Senegalese Style. The hotel was commissioned by the Teylium Group and forms part of a larger development which includes designer retail stores, apartments, spa, cinemas and a bowling alley. The brief called for 180 suites, a fine dining restaurant, an all-day restaurant, conference facilities, meeting rooms and admin facilities.

Image Courtesy © Jon Case & Vauban Radi

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: RadissonBlu
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Photography: Jon Case & Vauban Radi
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Vanessa Weissenstein, Andy Malcomess & Ashleigh Gilmour
  • Completion Date: June 2009
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Dakar Sow in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Brief

Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Sow in Dakar, Senegal was completed in 2011, with SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, the Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES doing the Interior Decor. The house was designed for a Senegalese businessman and his family.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Dakar Sow
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Juliet Kavishe
  • Interior Design: Antoni Associates
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour & Sarika Jacobs
  • Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • Photographs: SAOTA

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Youth Center in Niafourang, Senegal by Project Niafourang

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Project Niafourang

In the fall of 2011 three architecture students from NTNU travelled to Niafourang, a small coastal village in the Casamance region of Senegal, to design and build a Youth Center. The population of Niafourang is approximately 300 inhabitants. The village is very poor and people generally live hand to mouth. Locals harvest rice from fields and fish from the river. The region is lush with vegetation due to its tropical climate. There is a high unemployment rate and many young people leave Niafourang to find work elsewhere.

Image Courtesy Project Niafourang

  • Architects: Project Niafourang
  • Project: Youth Center in Niafourang
  • Location: Niafourang, Senegal
  • Project team: Tore Hanssen Grimstad, Andreas Brunvoll, Assad Ansar
  • Advisors: Hans Skotte & TYIN Tegnestue
  • Client: Friends of Niafourang
  • Budget: 100.000 NOK (Approx. 13,100 EUR)
  • Floor area: 250 m2
  • Number of floors: 2
  • Project status: Completed
  • Project year: October-December 2011
  • Sponsors: Lund+Slaatto Architects
  • Photographs: Project Niafourang

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