It is dubbed "where African silicon savannah begins". The Expression of Interest for this assignment attracted 22 firm responses, narrowed to 6 in a shortlist. The initial feasibility and concept master plan was prepared jointly by Deloitte and Pell Frischmann, a UK based design consultancy and funded by the International Finance Corporation. During the feasibility study, Pell Frischmann proposed a city—Konza Technology City, to make the technology park a more viable destination. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section does not cite any sources.
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Work is already underway on the pavilion that forms part of the first phase of SHoP Architects' masterplan for Konza Techno City , a business and technology hub that's been dubbed Kenya's "silicon savannah" , as we reported last week. The city is expected to generate up to , jobs by the time its final phase is completed in The first phase, to be built over five years, will house 30, residents and be shaped like a row of "stitches" in the overall masterplan, the architects told Dezeen.
The east-west axis of the first phase includes a boulevard of green spaces with bridges over the wide motorway leading to Nairobi. The four initial north-south axes will comprise, from west to east, a university, a residential area, a technology and life sciences district and a business district.
The stitch pattern is designed as a framework for the later growth of the city, which will be made up of criss-crossing horizontal and vertical bands. The areas between bands are less specifically planned and are designed to allow for market-driven growth. SHoP Architects took over the masterplan after the Kenyan government rejected an earlier proposal by UK-based firm Pell Frischmann , some images from which we included in the launch of Konza Techno City last week. SHoP Architects is the firm behind the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, New York, which includes a storey residential tower set to be the world's tallest modular building and the Barclays Center, a 19,seat indoor sports arena that opened last year.
Other masterplans we've reported on recently include the redevelopment of Darling Harbour in Sydney by architecture firms OMA, Hassell and Populous and a plan to redesign Futian District in Shenzhen, China, as a "garden city".
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Konza Technology City Development Plan
Konza Technology City