New masterplanned capital for African nation

New masterplanned capital for African nation

Lisbon-based Ideias do Futuro has provided a concept masterplan for a new capital city for the African nation of Equitorial Guinea.

The city will house an estimated 160,000 inhabitants over eight hectares.

Envisaged as the president’s dream city, ‘Djibloho’ uses an orthogonal matrix that takes advantage of the existing road network to connect nearby villages.

Geographically the city is characterised by dense forest and the strong presence of the river Wele.

The city’s main avenue culminates in the presidential palace and is lined with six-storey buildings for offices, commerce, public facilities and housing.

Cultural and leisure facilities are located close to the river Wele while a cathedral sits off the main avenue.

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