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AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

AT APPOLONIA CITY, GHANA

INTERNATIONAL LIMITED DESIGN COMPETITION PROMOTED BY APPOLONIA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

AND GHANA HOME LOANS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

GHANA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (GIA)

JANUARY, 2017

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Table of Contents 1

Executive Summary 2

Competition Promoter 4

The Vision 7

The Brief 8

Competition Stages 14

Competition Eligibility, Registration/Submission 15

Programme 16

Location: -Continental/National 17

The Site 18

The Site Photos 21

Submission Requirement 24

Submission Method 27

Evaluation 28

The Judging Panel 29

The Advisory Panel 37

General Information 44

Competition Conditions 46

Current Works at Appolonia 48

Appendix 52

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

It is estimated that by 2050, Africa will have an urban population of 1.2 billion or nearly a quarter of the world’s urban population. In

Ghana, the urban population has shown a dramatic increase from approximately 35% in 1984 to a 42% in 2000 and approximately

51.5% in 2010. Based on a 2.1% population growth rate, Ghana’s estimated population in 2016 was 26.7 Million. However, the

estimated population for the Greater Accra Region for 2016 was 4.5 Million

Rapid population growth and, in particular, increasing urbanization, have made shelter one of the most critical challenges currently

facing Ghana. Increasing overcrowding, declining quality of housing and access to housing services characterize much of the housing

stock in Ghana.

The 2010 Population and Housing Census took stock of houses from the country as 3,392,745 of which about 57.7% are in rural areas.

The data further shows that the stock of houses increased by 60.1% compared with the figure recorded in 2000, much more than the

increase in population of 30.4% over the same period.

It is estimated that just to clear the shortfall in the number of rooms available for occupation in urban Ghana, at 2 persons per room, 1.7

Million rooms must be built. The provision for new households is, however, much greater. Assuming an urban mean household size of

4.75 persons, the population growth is likely to add two (2) million extra urban households by 2020.

To support a reduction of the housing deficit, Rendeavour, one of Africa’s foremost urban developers has partnered with the Appolonia

community to form Appolonia Development Company Limited (“ADCL”). This joint venture company is developing Appolonia City.

Ghana Home Loans (“GHL”) is the leading mortgage financing institution in Ghana with over 50% of market share. Together ADCL and

GHL intend to develop a large affordable housing estate on 161.78 acres of land in Appolonia City with Phase 1 comprising 500 housing

units. Appolonia City is a 2,325 acres (941-hectare), mixed-use urban development carefully planned for residential, commercial and

light industry purposes - in a space integrated with schools, retail facilities and family parks. Located 25 km from Accra’s Central

Business District, Appolonia City will become home to 88,000 residents and 30,000 day visitors. Over $1.8 billion investment will create

over 2 million jobs – many of them in the Greater Accra Region.

The vision of the development is centered around the concept of work-live-play.

A Structure Plan for the Appolonia City project was prepared and approved by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly in 2012 and is being

implemented by Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly – KKDA. Further to the approval and implementation of the Local Plan for Phase

I,

ADCL is currently beginning the development of Appolonia Phase II. The Appolonia Phase II planning area covers approximately 500

acres (200 hectares) comprising a mixture of low – medium – high density residential, commercial and light industrial areas with world

class infrastructure and estate management. The Appolonia Phase II planning area will provide flexible real estate solutions for

individuals, developers, companies; offering full flexibility for plot size and building typology.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: -Continuation

In association with the Ghana Institute of Architects, Appolonia City Development Company Limited and Ghana Home Loans are

organising an International Urban design and architectural design competition on Affordable Housing. The competition will be launched

on Monday 16th January, 2017, entries submitted on 5th March, 2017 and the winning entries displayed publicly from 11th-25th March,

2017. The Affordable Housing Component of the Appolonia City will be developed on 161.78 acres with the urban design (master Plan)

aspect of the competition covering the 161.78 acres and should include schools, churches, neighbourhood nodes, public green spaces

etc. However the architectural aspect of the competition would comprises of 500 housing units with communal facilities. The

development shall be in clusters of 200-250 units to create “mini-communities” and facilitate access control and security. The

development will be done in phases with the 500 housing units forming the Phase 1. Prototype designs of the housing typologies for the

500 units will be required for architectural competition. The prototypes must be based on the construction rate of USD350 per square

metre which is considered to be 30% below the market rate of affordable housing in Ghana.

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COMPETITION PROMOTERS -Continuation

RENDEAVOUR is Africa’s leading Urban Developer with more than 30,000 acres (12,000 ha) of land in the urban growth

trajectories of major cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Working in partnership with world-class experts, local developers, governments and local communities, Reandeavour

creates large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-income, satellite cities. The company’s developments are designed as integrated live-

work-play urban environments, free of the infrastructure deficits of neighbouring city centres. These developments seek to

serve as catalysts for growth along the corridors that connect them to the city.

Appolonia Development Company Limited is a subsidiary of Rendeavour.

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COMPETITION PROMOTER: Continuation

Ghana Home Loans Limited For a decade Ghana Home Loans (GHL) has led the Ghanaian mortgage industry, providing innovative and smart financing solutions to

prospective homeowners, both locally resident and abroad. GHL offers a range of mortgage-related products comprising home purchase,

home construction, land purchase, refinance, home owners’ mortgage facilities and quick cash to meet the needs of its clientele.

In addition to these, GHL has introduced a suite of mortgage related products to complements its traditional offering; property sales and

rentals, title registration, life and general insurance, money remittance, and mobile money services.

The Company has Harborough Limited as its sole shareholder and continues to offer innovative and smart home financing solutions to

Ghanaians resident and non-resident as well as non-Ghanaian residents within the country.

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THE VISION Appolonia is a mixed-use and mixed-income urban development that will be home to 88,000 residents and host tens of

thousands of daily visitors. Appolonia has obtained all local and national regulatory approvals, and site infrastructure such as

electricity, water, underground drains, and tarred roads are ready for Appoloni’a’s first occupants.

The 2,325-acre project encompasses residential, commercial, retail and light industrial developments, as well as social

amenities like schools, healthcare and family parks.

Situated in Ghana at Oyibi along the growth trajectory of bustling Accra, the location allows residents to commute to the city

centre and enjoy a live-work-play environment within Appolonia itself. On a national scale, Appolonia aims to aid in the

reduction of Ghana’s housing deficit and, regionally serve as an engine of development for the local area.

Unique in Ghana, Appolonia offers high quality property maintenance and is governed by strict development controls and

owners associations, to ensure residents and businesses live in harmony.

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THE BRIEF The Affordable Housing Design Competition at Appolonia City comprises of an Urban Design and an Architectural

Design Competition

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URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION

The Project will be realized on a total land area of 161.78 acres (90 hectares). It will be developed in phases of

approximately 25-40 acres (10-16 hectares). Phasing will be informed by market feedback and technical feasibility.

The project site is located in the second phase of Appolonia City. The Structure Plan (zoning plan) defines for the area:

- Low and Medium density residential uses

- Neighbourhood nodes for local business, social and community facilities

- Public Open spaces and recreation/sports areas

The Regulations of the Structure Plan should be understood as guidelines but can be revised and altered.

The legally binding land-use plan with further detail on the urban design and zoning of this area will be based on the

outcomes of a market study and this design competition.

The urban design is expected to:

- create a strong identity across the project while offering distinct local identities for the different

phases and developmental units.

- utilize an economic approach to public space to achieve a net to gross area ration of above 80%

- facilitate efficient and economical infrastructure execution

- allow for the development of different residential typologies ranging from detached and semi-

detached units to townhouses and apartments

- include commercial, social and educational facilities to create high-quality living environments,

identity and diversity while carefully managing security aspects and project costs

- integrate public and private green spaces as well as recreation and sports areas to provide

environmental quality while maintaining an efficient land use ratio.

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URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION: -Continuation

The Urban Design shall be in two (2) stages namely:

STAGE 1: Development (Master) plan of the total land area of 161.78 acres

The stage 1 shall include:

- Low and mid-rise (3-4 Floors) neighbourhoods for 2000-2500 residential units, indicating phasing , size

and functionality of gated community (required for low-rise residential areas)

- 3-4 neighbourhood nodes with small convenience shopping and services centres (gym, barber shop,

hairdressing saloon, snack bar, eating (chop) places. Note that the Appolonia shopping precinct is close

by, hence no provision is required for major shopping in these neighbourhoods.

- 2 School locations

- 2 Church locations

- 4-5 large parks (4000-6000 sqm.) or a combination of Parks and a green belt.

- 10-15 pockets of parks with playgrounds each measuring 200-500 sqm.

- required traffic infrastructure

STAGE 2: Detailed Urban design of neighbourhoods for a total of 500 low-rise residential units

The urban design of the neighbourhood shall indicate phasing, sizes and functionality of gated communities

, including:

- 1 neighbourhood node

- 1 large park (4000-6000 sqm.)

- 2-3 pocket parks with playground of 200-500 sqm each

- required traffic infrastructure

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URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION –Continuation

Competitors shall provide as a minimum the under-listed sustainability strategies:

ENVIRONMENT

- Site Sensitivity (Ecological Enhancement)

- Heat Island Reduction

- Storm Water (the need to harvest storm water for reuse within the community)

- Rain Water Harvesting

- Solid Waste Management

- Waste Water Management

LIVEABILITY

- Access to Amenities/Recreational facilities

- Safe Places/Security

- Accessibility

- Walkable Streets

- Compact Development

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

USE OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS/COSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

RESIDENTIAL TYPOLOGIES The residential typologies of Phase One will largely consist of 2 to 3 bedroom units as semidetached houses, townhouses

and apartments.

To achieve affordable sales prices meticulous value engineering is required which will be subject to a subsequent design and

build tender. This competition needs to provide the architectural prototypes to inform the tender. Participants are required to

submit prototype designs for the under-listed for Phase 1:

These prototype designs need to provide layouts with general dimensions, define the interaction of private and public

space and indicate the architectural qualities in the context of the Phase 1 urban design.

HOUSE FEATURES TO BE CONSIDERED

- Cross-ventilation for Bedrooms and Living room

- Kitchen with store and a door to the outside

- Separate guest toilet

- Front porch (frontage as signature of the house)

- Minimum of one parking space on each private plot

- Security and social control

- Expandability

- Modern design that allows to achieve a construction cost of approximately USD350/SQM for Gross Floor Area

(GFA), a cost which is 30% below the standard market rate in Ghana for Affordable Housing is highly preferred.

ESTATE FEATURES

Residential clusters of approximately 200-250 units to create “mini-communities” and facilitate access control and

security.

Common greens with children play area

Gym/minimarket

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

RESIDENTIAL TYPOLOGIES: -Continuation

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HOUSING AND PLOT MIX FOR PHASE 1 (500 UNITS)

HOUSE TYPE GROSS FLOOR AREA PLOT SIZE PERCENTAGE

SQM. SQM. %

Town House 2 Storey

Two-Bedroom (terraced) 85 140 20

Three-Bedroom (end of terrace) 110 180 10

Semi-Detached 1-Storey

One-Bedroom Expandable 60 225 10

Two-Bedroom 85 225 15

One-Bedroom Expandable 60 295 10

Two-Bedroom Expandable 85 295 20

Three-Bedroom 110 295 10

Semi-Detached 2-Storey

Four-Bedroom 160 295 5

100%

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COMPETITION STAGES This is a one stage Limited International Design Competition

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COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY, REGISTRATION/SUBMISSION This is an Invited International Design Competition limited to both local and International Architectural Firms with experience in

Urban Design and Affordable Housing. Collaborations among disciplines are encouraged. Entrants should note that the

winners will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver a substantial construction project within Ghana. All Local

Architectural Firms must be in good standing with Ghana Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Council of

Ghana (ARC). Overseas architectural Firms must be in good standing with both their Institute and the regulatory authority.

No member or employee of the promoting body, the judging panel, advisory panel, or any partner, close associate or

employee of them shall be eligible to compete or assist a competitor.

REGISTRATION/SUBMISSION

Registration for the Affordable Housing Development at Appolonia City is FREE. Competitors are required to complete, duly

sign and e-mail the competition registration forms to the e-mail address provided. The Unique Registration Number will be e-

mailed to registered competitors on Friday 20th January, 2017

You may only submit an entry to the competition if you are officially registered through GIA Competitions and in possession of

a Unique Registration Number (URN).

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PROGRAMME

18th January, 2017: Competition Launch

22nd January, 2017 Deadline for Registration

24th January, 2017 Issuance of Unique Registration Numbers

30th January, 2017: Deadline for receiving queries from Participants

6th February, 2017: Response to Queries

5th March, 2017: Receipt of Entries

9th March, 2017: Presentation of Assessment to Judging Panels

9th-11th March, 2017: Judging of Submissions

11th March, 2017: Declaration of Winners/Award of Prizes

11th-25th March, 2017: Public Display of 3 Winning Entries

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LOCATION: Continental and National Context

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THE SITE

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THE SITE

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Appolonia City (the Site) is located approximately 30km north of the City Centre of

Accra. It is entirely flat, sloping gently and vegetated primarily by grass, shrubs, and a

few small trees. The land is well drained. However, there may be temporary surface

water appearing during the rainy season.

GEOLOGY

The site is located within the Dahomeyan formation characterized by acidic and basic

gneisses with features of interspersed highly metamorphosed micaceous quartzite,

interfolded with gneiss and micaceous Schist belonging to the Togo Series.

The Surfical soil in the area is mostly residual soils derived from chemical weathering

among most of the soils at the site. The local geology revealed no geological hazards or

fault zones that would impact the proposed development.

SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS

The soils consist predominantly of sandy gravel, clayed gravels and silty clay (USCS

Classification GW, GC and MH) overlying a highly weathered foliated micaceous

quartzite.

The site has considerable topsoil ranging from 0.2 metres to 0.6 metres.

Generally the soils below the topsoil host moderate fragments and grains of quartz

minerals in addition to highly very soft to medium hard, foliated micaceous rock are

found at depths between 1.5 metres and 2.5 metres.

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Competition

area

Currently

developed area of

Appolonia City

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THE SITE PHOTOS

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THE SITE PHOTOS: -Continuation

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THE SITE PHOTOS: -Continuation

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT Participants are required to submit

A. A general development scheme/masterplan for the whole project area (161.78 acres) with

- specification of built up areas and integration of public green areas

- indication of zoning and building typologies

- primary and secondary road network

- phasing plan

B. A detailed urban design for Phase 1 (approximately 500 residential units) with

- functional and typological zoning focusing on medium to high density, low-rise residential

development

- plots sub-division

- primary, secondary and tertiary road network as well as pedestrian/bicycle network inclusive of

schematic road profiles

- infrastructure development concept (roll-out plan)

- indicative development guidelines (plot coverage, height restrictions, ……)

C. A Concept Design of the Architectural Prototypes is required for the Architectural Submission. The concept design

shall be based on the RIBA work stage 2 but shall EXCLUDE outline proposals for structural design, building services

systems, outline specifications and preliminary Cost Information along with relevant Project Strategies in accordance

with Design Programme.

NOTE

Competitors shall also agree alterations to the brief and issue Final Project Brief as part of the submission.

Competitors are also to note that we are aiming for highly efficient designs that allows the reduction of construction cost by

approximately 30% . This applies specifically to the residential prototypes

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: -Continuation There are seven elements to the design submission, each of which should bear the Unique Registration Number (URN) only.

Competitors should refer to the Anonymity requirements and submit the following materials digitally:

1. A maximum of 7 x landscape sheets (equivalent to A1 in PDF format only) to comprise:

Sheet 1: Urban Design (Master Plan) covering the competition site of 161.78 acres including 3-D Visualization

Sheet 2: Detailed Urban (Master Plan) covering the 500 residential units including 3-D Visualization

Sheet 3: Layout/Floor Plans for the Residential Prototypes

Sheet 4: Layout/Floor Plans for the Residential Prototypes

Sheet 5: Selected sections for the Residential Prototypes

Sheet 6 3-D Concept Visualization of the Residential Prototypes

Sheet 7: 3-D Concept Visualization of the Residential Prototypes

The proposals should be presented in a clear and succinct manner to enable Judging Panel members to readily

understand the essence of the scheme and how it meets the brief.

Please note that the submissions may be viewed on a tablet, laptop or large screen and may also be printed out at

A1 for the purposes of assessment, so this should be taken into consideration when putting together the submission.

The URN should be prominently displayed on the front face of each design sheet on the top right hand corner, together

with the order in which the sheets should be viewed (1 of 2, etc.)

Physical architectural models will not be accepted as part of the submission. However, images of models used to

develop the design proposal may be included on the design sheet(s).

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: -Continuation

2. A written design statement (maximum six pages of A-4 sheet size) in support of the submission including description of

the Urban Design scheme and proposed prototype architectural designs, design approach, materials, engineering

considerations, and life cycle expectation.

The report should highlight key considerations for the proposals and issues including why you believe the units can

be built within the suggested construction cost of USD350 per SQM of Gross Floor Area (GFA)

3. A completed declaration form which should bear the URN in the dedicated section of the form.

4. The submission shall include a calculation of Gross and Net Floor Areas of the residential typologies, number of

residential units, Hard surface area (public), eg. Road, squares, common facilities.

Please note that the team members stated on the declaration form will be used as credits in all promotional activity so please

ensure that this is reflected accurately.

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SUBMISSION METHOD Submissions should be uploaded to the GIA Competitions digital entry system before 12:00 Midnight GMT on Sunday

5th March, 2017. Further details and a unique secure link will be issued to registered competitors.

Please note that the total upload should not exceed 1GB.

Late entries will not be accepted and the digital entry system will not permit uploads after the 12:00 Midnight GMT

deadline. The digital entry system will allow you to amend or delete the information you upload until the stipulated

deadline date and time. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with the system and to allow adequate time for

your submission material to successfully upload.

All entries must be submitted in English

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EVALUATION The evaluation will be based upon but not limited to the following criteria:

1. Meeting the requirement set out in the competition dossier

2. Clarity of presentation and response to the brief

3. Deliverability of the proposed residential typologies

4. Efficiency of the Design

Submissions will be disqualified from evaluation :

1. If a Competitor shall disclose his or her identity, or improperly attempt to influence the decision;

2. If received after the latest time stated in the competition conditions;

3. If the entry does not meet the above submission requirements

Evaluation of entries will take place over three days with the first review undertaken by the advisory panel and arrive at a

short-list of competitors. The judging panel on the second and third days will then review the short-listed and agree on the 3

winning schemes by day 3.

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THE JUDGING PANEL

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A German trained scholar, Urban Design and Housing Settlement expert, academician, researcher and a

registered architect, Prof. Wellington is currently engaged as a Specialist in Housing and Settlement Planning

by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) to review a draft report on the Preparation of a

National Infrastructure Plan for Ghana: section on Human Settlements, Shelter and Social Infrastructure

(October, 2016).

From 1972-2006, he researched in, and taught architecture at he Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and

Technology (KNUST) as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and a Full Professor to train several

generations of architects. He was appointed Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor of KNUST in 2002. He has been a

visiting scholar to universities the world over including University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, (2002), Miami

University in Oxford, Ohio (1998). He has also been an External Examiner and Assessor at the Technical

University in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2013), University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (2000). He has been on

Post retirement contract in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, teaching

and researching in Heritage Issues and Monuments Conservation as well as Architecture in Autism.

He innovated the “Hometel Concept” to address the development of socially sensitive and culturally responsive

urban housing for families in the modestly income earning bracket (c. 1975)

Prof. Wellington has authored a number of publications including “Gated Cages, Glazed Boxes and Dashed

Housing Hopes –In Remembrance of the Dicey future of Housing in Ghana”, “Stones Telling Stories at Osu –

Memories of a Host Community of the Danish Trans Atlantic Slave Trade” (2011),

A fellow of the Ghana Institute of Architects, Prof. Wellington was elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of

Arts and Sciences in 2013.

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Prof. Dr. Ing. Henry Nii Adziri Wellington, FGIA, FGA

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A Partner of the firm, Deweger, Gruter, Brown and Partners a wholly

Ghanaian owned firm of consulting Architects, Arc. Brown holds a B.Sc.

(Hons) degree in Architecture (UST Kunasi,1972) and a Post-Graduate

diploma in Architecture (UST Kumasi, 1974), with specialisation in

acoustics in buildings. He also holds a Certificate in Project

Management (MDPI 2008). He has played the role of Team Leader for a

number of projects and is responsible for the day to day administration

of the firm. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Architects

(Registration Number. S. 0189), a Corporate member of the Royal

Institute of British Architects (Membership Number 6861780) and a Past

President of the Ghana Institute of Architects. As well, he has been an

External Examiner of the Department of Architecture at the University of

Science and Technology, spanning a period of 16 years and more

recently, a member of the Examinations panel for the Department of

Architecture at the Central University, Miotso, B.Arch Final Examination

juries. Adotei has been a team member for two major low income

housing projects, in Lagos, Nigeria and Niamey and Agadez, both in

Niger. He has served as an assessor/ judge for a number of important

project competitions for the Architects’ Registration Council of Ghana

He has had professional experience as a consultant for over 41 years.

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Arc. Adotei Brown, FGIA

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Arc. Joseph E. Hayford is the Architect Principal for MultiCAD

Consulting, an integrated Consulting Firm in practice for over 20

years, delivering comprehensive consulting services in Architecture,

Planning, Engineering and Cost Consulting.

His varied and substantial body of work encompasses large

commercial retail, office, urban structure and local planning projects.

He was the Lead Consultant in the Consortium that planned the King

City and Appolonia Projects and his firm MultiCAD currently maintains

a critical lead advisory role in the on-going planning and execution of

the Appolonia City project.

He served on the GIA Council as Honorary Secretary from 1998 to

2000 and served on the inaugural Council of the Architects

Registration Council on inauguration from 1999 to 2000. He is

currently the President of the Ghana Institute of Architects and also a

Member of the governing Board of the Architects Registration Council

of Ghana (ARC)

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Arc. Joseph E. Hayford, AGIA

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Holger Adam is leading the Rendeavour team in Ghana. He is an

Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and Urban Planner,

with extensive experience in architecture, urban design and urban

planning in Europe and West Africa. He has participated successfully

in international design competitions for residential and mixed-use

developments and has taken projects from design to realization and

successful marketing.

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Holger Adam

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Danny Kambo is Group Head of Construction and Delivery at

Rendeavour. He has more than 25 years' experience in construction

and civil engineering. Prior to joining Rendeavour, his work with GSE

CEE included project management and the overall development of

the business in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine. During this

time, he successfully managed a number of projects from land

acquisition, to deploying infrastructure, right up to final delivery.

Danny is a qualified Civil Engineer and a graduate of the Technical

University of Poznan in Poland (Faculty of Civil Engineering and

Structures).

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Mr. Danny Kambo

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Kojo has worked extensively in the financial services industry. Before

co-founding Ghana Home Loans, he had worked in different

leadership capacities and acquired varied experience and training

from local and international corporate institutions: - as Executive

Director at SDC Brokerage Services, Accra, an Investment banker

with Citigroup – initially with Schroder Salomon Smith Barney's

corporate finance team based in London and then with Citibank

Nigeria's Corporate Finance Group in Lagos.

Kojo also worked as a Management consultant with KPMG Barents

LLC in South East Asia and Australia, and was responsible for

providing advisory services to banks and other financial institutions in

that region. Much earlier in his career, he was with Dresdner

Kleinwort Benson in New York, Product Finance in London, and

Merrill Lynch's Global Sovereign Risk Group (briefly) also in New

York.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering from KNUST, a

Master of Science in Computing Science from University of London,

and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York.

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Mr. Kojo Addo-Kufuor: Chief Operating Officer, Ghana Home Loans Limited

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Head of Property Services at Ghana Home Loans Limited, Edward

holds an Executive Master in Business Administration (Finance

Option) from University of Ghana Business, Post-Graduate Diploma

in Real Estate, Construction and Affordable Housing from Institute of

Housing Studies, Rotterdam and BSc. Building Technology from

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He

is a Professional Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and a

member of International Facilities Management Association.

Edward has over twenty years’ experience in real estate development

having been involved real estate projects by A.C.P Estates, HFC

Investment Services Limited, HFC Realty Limited and UT Properties

Limited and Rehoboth Properties Limited.

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Mr. Edward Nyarko

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THE ADVISORY PANEL

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A recipient of the Ghana Institute of Architects life time achievement award

in 2009, Arc. Daniel Osei-Kufour with about 47 years professional

experience in architecture and related discipline is a Principal Partner of the

Ghana based architectural Firm - Osei-Kufuor, Sohne & Partners whose

projects since 1978 include about 60+ Ghana Commercial bank buildings

throughout the country and the rehabilitation of the bank’s head office in

Accra, Embassies including the rehabilitation of Canadian Embassy in

Accra, Embassy for the Russian Federation on Gifford Road, Accra,

Section of Spanish Embassy, etc. Other projects to the firm’s credit are

Danida Health Sector Support Projects in 60 towns and Villages in Upper

West Region, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons on

Independence Avenue, Accra.

He served as an Examiner/Chief Examiner of the Ghana Institute of

Architects between 1982 and 1995

Arc. Osei-Kufour served as a Member on the GIA Council from 1991 to

1994 and as Vice President of the Institute from 1995 to 1998. He was

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Arc. Daniel Osei-Kufour, FGIA

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A registered architect with almost 20 years of professional experience

in architecture, urban design, project management, sustainability and

related discipline in Ghana, United Kingdom and United States of

America, Foster is the Principal of the Ghana based architectural firm

–Arthro Synergeio whose portfolio of projects include but not limited

to Master (Development) Plans, Commercial Office, Housing, Hotels,

Educational, Civic, Industrial, and Retail architecture.

He is the lead founder and CEO of the Ghana Green Building

Council, an organization whose mission is “To transform the built

environment in Ghana towards sustainability through the way our

communities and buildings are planned, designed, constructed,

operated and maintained”.

He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Ghana Institute of

Architects and also serves on the governing Board of the Architects

Registration Council of Ghana (ARC).

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Arc. Foster Osae-Akonnor, AGIA, RIBA

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Dr Kwadwo Ohene Sarfoh has been working as a housing and urban

development expert for more than 20 years providing advisory services,

design and implementation support in policy, program and research

initiatives. He has taken part in designing affordable housing strategies, city

development strategies and urban management frameworks on some

projects. He also works as a volunteer technical advisor to a number of low-

income groups and community based organisations engaged in self–help

housing initiatives, building management, housing financing methods,

cooperative housing techniques, policy advice and capacity building. He

makes periodic contributions to national and international dialogues

discussions on housing and urban development.

Dr Sarfoh is a co-Founder and Convenor of the Affordable Housing Network

of Ghana, a community of practitioners and advocates for affordable

housing. In addition, he is the Founder, Convenor and Moderator of the

Urban Platform of Ghana. He is also a blogger on several platforms.

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Dr. Kwadwo Ohene Sarfo

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Head of Property Services at Ghana Home Loans Limited, Edward

holds an Executive Master in Business Administration (Finance

Option) from University of Ghana Business, Post-Graduate Diploma

in Real Estate, Construction and Affordable Housing from Institute of

Housing Studies, Rotterdam and BSc. Building Technology from

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He

is a Professional Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and a

member of International Facilities Management Association.

Edward has over twenty years’ experience in real estate development

having been involved real estate projects by A.C.P Estates, HFC

Investment Services Limited, HFC Realty Limited and UT Properties

Limited and Rehoboth Properties Limited.

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Mr. Edward Nyarko

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Mr. Bright Owusu-Amofah is the Chief Executive Officer of Appolonia

Development Company Limited. He is a finance professional with

extensive experience in real estate financing, private equity and

investment banking. He has played a key role in Rendeavour’s large

scale mixed-use urban developments in Ghana. His key focus areas

are deal origination and due diligence, project feasibility and business

planning, capital and tax structuring as well as design and

implementation. Bright is an alumni of the Harvard Business School’s

Real Estate Management Program.

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Mr. Bright Owusu-Amofah

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Amey is a Project Manager with a Civil Engineering background and

extensive experience in infrastructure provision through planning,

design and implementation. He oversees infrastructure provision with

the Appolonia project having gained a wide range of experience in the

UK and Ghana. He has added experience in residential buildings in

Ghana from planning through to implementation. Amey is also alumni

of the Imperial College, UK with an MSc in Transport.

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Mr. Amey Kofi Dovlo, Project Manager, Appolonia Development Company Limited

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GENERAL INFORMATION

QUESTIONS

The competition is being managed and administered by GIA Competitions on behalf of the Promoters : Appolonia

Development Company Limited and Ghana Home Loans

All enquiries relating to the competition should be directed to:

GIA Competitions

No. 3, Abdul Diouf Road

Ridge, Accra

Ghana

Fixed Line: +233.30.222.9464

E-Mail: [email protected]

Questions relating to the Competition Brief and Conditions must be submitted to GIA Competitions at

[email protected] before close of business on Monday 30th January, 2017. A statement in response to all

questions raised will be e-mailed to registered competitors by Monday 6th February, 2017

Members of the judging panel, the competition promoters, the advisory panel or the GIA Adviser should not be contacted for

information as this may lead to disqualification from the competition.

SITE VISITS

Based on the information provided, competitors may make their own arrangements to visit the site.

PUBLIC CONSULATION

Competitors for the three winning schemes may be required to attend a public consultation. International participants may

attend via video conferencing

HONORARIA

It is expected that 3 teams will be selected as winners. The winning prizes shall be as follows:

1st prize USD15,000.00

2nd Prize USD10,000.00

3rd Prize USD5,000.00

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GENERAL INFORMATION: -Continuation

The role of the GIA Competitions is limited to the administration and management of the competition process. The Ghana

Institute of Architects (GIA) will have no further role once the winner has been selected and competitors notified.

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COMPETITION CONDITIONS

Declaration of Authorship & Acceptance of Competition Regulations

The declaration form acknowledges authorship of the design ideas, and by signing it, competitors agree to abide by the

competition conditions and the decision of the Judging Panel as final. The completed declaration form should be uploaded to

the digital entry system along with the design submission.

Please note the team members stated on the declaration form will be used as the credits in all promotional activity so please

ensure this is reflected accurately.

Anonymity

The submissions will be judged anonymously, via use of the Unique Registration Number (URN) issued at the time of

registration. The URN should be prominently displayed on each of the design submission sheets, report and declaration form.

Any submission that has identifying marks (including logos, text, insignia, or image that could be used to identify the

submission’s authors) will be automatically disqualified.

Disqualification

Submissions shall be excluded from the Competition:

1. If a Competitor shall disclose his or her identity, or improperly attempt to influence the decision;

2. If received after the latest time stated under the submission method

3. If, in the opinion of the advisory or Judging Panel, it does not fulfil the requirements of the Competition Brief;

4. If any of the mandatory requirements of the Competition Brief and Conditions are disregarded.

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COMPETITION CONDITIONS -Continuation

Notification of Result/Publicity

The competition results will be published after all competitors have been notified. Please note that any requests for feedback

should be submitted to GIA Competitions within one calendar month of the results being announced.

Competitors must not release their designs for publication to any 3rd parties until after the results have been officially

announced and permission have been granted from the GIA.

Competitors should note that by entering the competition they are expected to honour the request for confidentiality to prevent

information on the shortlist or the winning team being leaked to the Press before any official announcement is made.

The GIA reserve the right to publicise the competition, any design submission, and the results in any promotional activity,

including all social media channels, they consider fit. Illustrations of any design –either separately, or together with other

designs, with or without explanatory text –may be used without cost. Once anonymity has been lifted, authors will be credited

and recognised in all associated media and publicity. This information will be taken from the declaration form so please ensure

the details are accurate.

Copyright

All designs (the “Design Documents”) prepared by any competition participants (the “Architect”) shall remain the property of

the Architect. However, the Architects grant the Competition promoters (the “Promoters”) permission to retain copies,

including reproducible copies of the Design Documents for future reference. In addition, the winning Architects hereby grant

the Promoters an irrevocable, perpetual and exclusive license and right to use the Design Documents and the ideas and

designs contained therein for use, design, construction and occupancy of an affordable housing development at Appolonia

City on the 161.78 acres land (the “Project”), with or without participation of the Architect.

Liability of the Competition Promoters

The liability of the Competition promoter to any competitors under this competition will not exceed the honoraria payment to

shortlisted competitors under any circumstances.

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CURRENT WORKS AT APPOLONIA CITY

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CURRENT WORKS AT APPOLONIA CITY: -Continuation

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CURRENT WORKS AT APPOLONIA CITY: -Continuation

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CURRENT WORKS AT APPOLONIA CITY: -Continuation

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APPENDIX

1. National Housing Policy

2. Structure Plan of Appolonia City (PDF)

3. Structure Plan with contours and showing demarcated site for competition (AutoCAD)

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