Construction boom supporting more architects
The peaceful election in 2015 that brought President Alassane Ouattara to power was taken as a sign to investors that the Ivory Coast is back. Soon after, the government put forward its development plans until 2020. This means more hospitals, bridges and apartment buildings. The construction sector is now booming and the country is in need of architects.
The Ivory Coast is creating a new design language in West Africa. Located between Ghana and Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire is home to a range of modern architecture. Before colonization, the Ivory Coast was home to Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé, with ties that would shape its identity. Now, local architecture is rethinking past traditions to create a model for the future.
Guillaume Koffi founder & President of the Board of Administrators of Koffi & Diabaté Group,with over thirty years of experience in architectural studies and the management of major projects in Africa, in 2001, he creates Koffi & Diabaté Architectes , and in 2012, the holding, Koffi & Diabaté Group, specialized in Architecture, Real Estate Development and Construction.
Issa Diabaté Master in Architecture graduate from YALE University the Managing Director of the Koffi & Diabaté Architectes office and co-founder of Koffi & Diabaté Group.In 2001, Issa Diabaté becomes Guillaume Koffi’s partner with the creation of Koffi & Diabaté Architectes.
Created in 2001, the Koffi & Diabaté Architectes agency is structured around its two partners and a team of 45 people who strongly believe that the notions of sharing and exchanging are the foundation to open-mindedness.The agency works on a wide range of projects, from residences to corporate offices, housing estates and real estate programs, in Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa.
Issa Diabate is a well-known architect in the Ivory Coast. He studied in the US and is known around the world as an expert in African urban development. «How do we want to live in 20 years? How will our society change? We have to ask these questions now,» he said. He sees the architects in the Ivory Coast not just as designers but also as city developers.
Totem Architects was founded by Ahmed Sangaré and Sionfougo Soro in 2015. After 5 years of professional practice in architecture and interior design firms dealing with projects of various types: offices, residences, hotels, educational establishments and mixed-use buildings, Ahmed and Sionfougo have pooled their respective experiences to federate a talented multidisciplinary team.
The latter is therefore central to approach is observation & listen . Them assured of attentive listening throughout the life cycle of the project with the dialogue that them establish with customers , treat each of his needs as an opportunity for human exchange, confrontation of ideas, and setting in situation of our creativity.
Ahmed is the Manager of Totem Architects responsible administration of the company, him graduate as an Architect & Urban Planner at the African School of Architecture and Urban Planning in Lomé in 2010.
In 2015, Ahmed co-founded Totem Architects with Sionfougo Soro. Accredited to the Order of Architects of Côte d’Ivoire and Member of the International Association of Town Planners.
Sionfougo is the Creative Director at Totem Architects, responsible for all of the design activities. He graduated as an Architect and Urban Planner at the African School of Architecture and Urban Planning in Lomé in 2010, his final work obtaining the prize for the Best Architecture Project. He is involved in a wide variety of projects, one of the most important of which is the rehabilitation of the Presidential Palace in Bamako, Mali.
Bio Architects was born from the vision of two architects,
with complementary skills Richmond KARAMOKO, Urban Architect & Mordecai DIANE, Interior Architect.
One is oriented towards the structuring of property complexes
and the other brings rigor to living spaces. They share a
shared passion for contemporary, sustainable architecture,
functional and accessible to the greatest number.
CAURIS “LEGACY 30 YEARS”
It is one of the 10 largest architectural firms in West Africa,CAURIS has been established for over 30 years on the quality of its architectural production in strict compliance with the deadlines and budgets imposed by the client. CAURIS is currently considered one of the first architectural firms in Côte d’Ivoire.
Created in 1984 by Mister M’BENGUE Roger, Architect DPLG (Graduated by the French Government) in the form of an SARL was transformed in 1994 into an CAURIS The firm vocation is the exercise of architecture, town planning and development, in particular in the sectors of urban and rural, industrial and agro-industrial development and in the tertiary sector in West Africa and in Europe. It benefits from a double geographic location: Ivory Coast and France since 1988 by the creation of the cabinet CAURIS ARCHITECTES en SARL. In total, 20 people from the Cabinet, CAURIS technical partners and high-level external consultants, architects, engineers, sociologists and economists make up the multidisciplinary team that collaborates in carrying out the missions entrusted to the CAURIS Cabinet. The structure of the firm and the variety of its experience have enabled it to intervene in project management for programs as diverse as layout plans, major equipment (Markets, factories, hospitals), and various equipment (schools , laboratory, hotels, private villas) without forgetting head offices, office buildings including conference rooms, libraries and auditorium.
Founded in 2010 by Nathalie Habr & Halim Khoriaty, A130 is a Beirut based Atelier inspired by the multicultural city, its complexity and multi-faceted façades.
2019 marks the new venture for the Atelier on African grounds. Together with their partner Nadine Bourgi, an Abidjan-based Atelier is born.
Atelier A130 practice combines creative ideas with technical
expertise, in order to create spaces for people to live in.
– Creative Living Spaces
– Committed to better living spaces
With a fast growing portfolio of residential, industrial and commercial projects,A130 has built its reputation on contemporary, functional, distinctive and organic spaces.
A130 strives to design a space that blends gracefully into its environment. The result: An eye-catching exploration of texture, color and material composition.
A130 is all about simplicity in design matched with a meticulous attention to detail: Ergonomics, fluid movement, natural light and ventilation are all hallmarks of A130’s work.
A130 composes beauty, experience and function.
”GREAT IDEA “. TAILORED SOAP FACTORY
Headquarters of this luxury soap manufacturing company revolves around the actual soap bar. Inspired by the intricate packaging of the company’s soaps, the structure began as a box, sliced in half.
Established since 1999, ARCOFOR is an architectural firm founded by Dr Michel Akre. The aim of the firm is to offer tailor-made services in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and town planning. The ARCOFOR team of professionals draws on their skills in the latest modeling, visualization and documentation technologies to facilitate the design process. The dedication of key team members throughout the project design and construction process is the backbone of the business which enables it to maintain very good working relationships with its customers and partners. This dedication of team members through each phase of work is devoted to all projects, without exception.
Michel A. AKRE holds a Doctorate in Spatial Organization and Town Planning from the University of Law, Economics and Sciences of Aix-Marseille III in France. With a professional experience of more than 30 years, he worked in several renowned architectural firms in France and in Ivory Coast, in particular: Cabinet Anger & Heymann (Paris), Cabinet ATCORA (Paris) and Cabinet P. FAKHOURY (Paris and Abidjan) where he took part in the Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix Basilica project in Yamoussoukro from conception to Execution File. Veteran of Civil Engineering teaching at the National Polytechnic Institute Houphouët-Boigny of Yamoussoukro, where he was the Director of the Building and Urban Planning Department from 1993 to 2010, Dr AKRE trained several generations of civil engineers in Côte d ‘ Ivory.