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Shippon Offices

Accra, Ghana

A private commission for a 4 storey office building, the architecture is inspired by the grains found in artesian textiles and the client’s love for Brutalist modernism. The iconic form is defined by a finned facade supported by a 26 meter cantilever slab that extends beyond the base of the building.

Credits

Client

Confidential

Office

Adjaye Associates

Area

2400 m²

Status

Under Construction

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East Elevation

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North Elevation

Both environmentally and ecologically responsive, the material palette consists of an array of locally sourced materials. The exterior expression of the building is opaque through the use of rammed earth fins which extend inward to create framed views out into the cityscape. Infused with natural daylight through this glazed fin facade, the rhythm of the interior is defined by warmth and light with timber panelling and rammed earth walls.

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Ground Floor Plan

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Office Layout studies - Open-plan office (Top) / Partitioned cellular office (Bottom)

By using a structural grid that pushes the primary columns to the North/South edges of the building, it creates maximum flexibility for the incoming tenants to fit out each office space. An open-plan office or an enclosed cellular office scheme can be introduced to the tenant’s requirements.

Tenants enjoy a series of shared amenity spaces including a VIP conference room and a rooftop bar/garden experience lush with orange trumpets, blackberry lily, jasmine, gardenia, and citronella.

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Exterior Perspective - Pedestrian Ramp to Main Entry

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Interior Perspective - Typical Floor Open-plan Office

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Interior Perspective - Ground floor facing back garden

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Interior Perspective - Typical Floor Foyer

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Interior Perspective - Level 03 Meeting Room

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