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Tuesday29 July 2014

Studio Seilern's $19 million Banana Island scheme ripens in Lagos

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Practice also designing schemes in Ghana and Zimbabwe

Studio Seilern Architects has been commissioned to design Banana Island, a 6,100sq m office and residential development in Nigeria.

The $19 million lagoon-front project in Lagos contains four apartments sharing a gym and pool and protected by an office building which faces down a grand boulevard.

The flats each have views either on to the lagoon or towards their own private internal courtyards.

It is the first of several projects in west Africa being designed by Studio Seilern, formed in 2005 by Christina Seilern, a founding director of Rafael Viñoly Architects London.

Just up the coast, the studio is also developing a private residence on the remote beaches of Lekki. It is also working in Ghana. On the other side of the continent, its first project due for completion this year is a large residential complex north of Harare, in Zimbabwe.

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