AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
The African Institute of Science and Technology is the first pan-African university on the continent of Africa. This masterplan was placed second in an international competition funded by the World Bank. It responds to the rolling landscape of the 250 hectare site and to the distinctive urban plan of Abuja city itself.
The campus is organised as two distinct but connected parts: the academic core to the east and residential villages to the west. All buildings have inward-looking entrances, reflecting the traditional typology of the African compound or village. Their oversailing, leaf-like shading structures minimise cooling loads and collect solar energy and rainwater.
Nelson Mandela Institution
Godwin Hopwood Kuye, Lagos
Structural engineer and infrastructure
Services engineer and sustainability
Buro Happold/KOA Consultants Ltd, Lagos
Christopher Bradley-Hole Landscape
Partner landscape architect
Arabella Landscape, Lagos
RIBA International competition