Location: Dakar, Senegal
Client: Mixta Africa
Total area: 50,000 (sqm)
The Résidence de la Paix development extends over a hillside in North Dakar, near the Léopold Senghor Stadium and just a few minutes from the airport. Consisting of 18 buildings with residential units ranging in size from 55 m2 to 60 m2, this residential village provides quality affordable housing for low and medium income local families.
Streets follow an orthogonal plan articulated by two diagonals that cut through to the central plaza and instill the scheme with clear orientation. The eye-catching use of primary forms draw inspiration from the cubic nature of desert towns. Horizontal strips of two and three-storey modular...