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Hermann Kamte

HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

https://www.hermann-kamte.com/

6900 Immeuble Arno Marché Central, Yaounde, Cameroon
Hermann Kamte is a young Cameroonian Architect, Founder of HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. Hermann is recognized as An emerging African African through its major project "Lagos's Wooden Tower, Lagos - Nigeria" with received an international media coverage and gain a series of international Awards. Hermann Kamte is The Winner (1st Prize Cultural Identity) of the Inaugural WAFX Prize and Finalist of the World Architecture Festival 2017, the world most forward looking concepts.

Lagos's Wooden Tower


Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future

Lagos's Wooden Tower


Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future
Culture, a solid inspiration to build cities / Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future
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The introduction is to talk about how cultural identity will preserve diversities of cities and help to shape a better future for the next generation. As much as several cities or countries across the world, Africa is also facing to huge globalisation including its cultural diversities. The cities around world are going to be a big monotony. Every architect have to be integrate in theirs project a deeply research about design process.

I show you our project in Nigeria “Lagos’s Wooden Tower”. It gained world renowned, large media coverage and international awards this year. The master piece of the team design is the better relation between Architecture and Culture, including Sustainability. Tagged as the first wooden tower ever proposed in Africa by the CTBUH, and the world most forward looking concept by winning the WAFX Prize at the World Architecture Festival 2017, The project is an experience combining, Yoruba Culture, Sustainable Architecture and Smart Cities for the future.



Lagos is the oldest site of Benin Empire and it is awesome to see that there is always a traditional hierarchy in this modern city. Obe yet symbolises the king of the man, the king of Lagos state. This tower is influenced by the contest ‘they don’t fuck it’, but it wants to be integrated into the city life.

An Awards Winning Project:
Winner | WA AWARDS 26th Cycle | Designed | 2017
1st Prize Awards | WAFX Prize | Cultural Identity | 2017
Winner | American Architecture Prize | Green Architecture | 2017
1st Prize Awards | Rethinking The Future Awards | Residential (Concept) | 2017
Finalist | World Architecture Festival | Future Project - Residential | 2017
Bronze Trophy | A’Design Award | Architecture, Building & Structure Design | 2017

The whole is oriented to maximise daylight and natural ventilation. The wooden envelope provides shading from the heat of the direct sun around the shape. Plants belt around each floor contribute to creating fresh air flow and keep a constant microclimate into living space while providing a visual comfort and aesthetic.

The old existing building is located on the highbrow Bourdillon Road with picturesque vegetation. It counts 4 blocks housing units. Each consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 bedroom apartments distributed on 4 floors. There are some amenities: Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Tennis courts, Children’s Playground, Parking lots, Borehole and water treatment, Sewage treatment plants and electricity Generator.

Structural feasibility and sustainability are based on wood. LVL products allow crossing very far-reaching. Wood is known as the fingerprint of Nature into artificial buildings. Maybe will it connects us to nature? Its most powerful comes from the unicity of each piece of wood and it’s wonderful.

Lagos's Wooden Tower


Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future

Lagos's Wooden Tower


Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future
Culture, a solid inspiration to build cities / Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future
File under

The introduction is to talk about how cultural identity will preserve diversities of cities and help to shape a better future for the next generation. As much as several cities or countries across the world, Africa is also facing to huge globalisation including its cultural diversities. The cities around world are going to be a big monotony. Every architect have to be integrate in theirs project a deeply research about design process.

I show you our project in Nigeria “Lagos’s Wooden Tower”. It gained world renowned, large media coverage and international awards this year. The master piece of the team design is the better relation between Architecture and Culture, including Sustainability. Tagged as the first wooden tower ever proposed in Africa by the CTBUH, and the world most forward looking concept by winning the WAFX Prize at the World Architecture Festival 2017, The project is an experience combining, Yoruba Culture, Sustainable Architecture and Smart Cities for the future.



Lagos is the oldest site of Benin Empire and it is awesome to see that there is always a traditional hierarchy in this modern city. Obe yet symbolises the king of the man, the king of Lagos state. This tower is influenced by the contest ‘they don’t fuck it’, but it wants to be integrated into the city life.

An Awards Winning Project:
Winner | WA AWARDS 26th Cycle | Designed | 2017
1st Prize Awards | WAFX Prize | Cultural Identity | 2017
Winner | American Architecture Prize | Green Architecture | 2017
1st Prize Awards | Rethinking The Future Awards | Residential (Concept) | 2017
Finalist | World Architecture Festival | Future Project - Residential | 2017
Bronze Trophy | A’Design Award | Architecture, Building & Structure Design | 2017

The whole is oriented to maximise daylight and natural ventilation. The wooden envelope provides shading from the heat of the direct sun around the shape. Plants belt around each floor contribute to creating fresh air flow and keep a constant microclimate into living space while providing a visual comfort and aesthetic.

The old existing building is located on the highbrow Bourdillon Road with picturesque vegetation. It counts 4 blocks housing units. Each consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 bedroom apartments distributed on 4 floors. There are some amenities: Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Tennis courts, Children’s Playground, Parking lots, Borehole and water treatment, Sewage treatment plants and electricity Generator.

Structural feasibility and sustainability are based on wood. LVL products allow crossing very far-reaching. Wood is known as the fingerprint of Nature into artificial buildings. Maybe will it connects us to nature? Its most powerful comes from the unicity of each piece of wood and it’s wonderful.


Idea by

Hermann Kamte
HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates
6900 Immeuble Arno Marché Central
Yaounde
Cameroon
Hermann Kamte is a young Cameroonian Architect, Founder of HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. Hermann is recognized as An emerging African African through its major project "Lagos's Wooden Tower, Lagos - Nigeria" with received an international media coverage and gain a series of international Awards. Hermann Kamte is The Winner (1st Prize Cultural Identity) of the Inaugural WAFX Prize and Finalist of the World Architecture Festival 2017, the world most forward looking concepts.