Albert Angel
ALBERT ANGEL IS A CREATIVE PRACTICE OF PLACEMAKERS.

LE TRIANGLE N’GOR

Dakar, Senegal

 

Le Triangle N’Gor is the making of a new district center in the heart of N’gor in Dakar. Our design is directly derived by the triangular shape of the site. Conceptually our proposal wraps an architectural “veil” around the site to contain and reveal an oasis inside: a place of serenity and a place of escape, a place to meet and gather, work and play, stay and live. Like a terrarium our proposal is a self-sufficient bioclimatic architecture built in the heart of the city. The result is an oasis which directly improves the overall thermal performance ofcustom the building, producing comfortable environmental conditions without increasing the energy consumed. Like an African horned melon fruit, hard on the outside soft on the inside, our buildings’ outer faces are hard, straight and true to the perimeter of the site whilst its inner faces are fluid and organic harboring an abundance of life inside.

 

Type: Mixed-use hotel, office and apartment
Completion date: January 2009
Scope: Master plan, architecture, interior design
Floor area: 269,000 SF / 25,000 m2
Site area: 1.60 acres
Floors: 9 storeys
Status: Concept