Located along the shoreline of Labion Lake, 20 kilometers from the Abidjan city center, the Eco-Smart Village Da Vinci Labion involves the construction of 1000 apartments and 300 villas, which are targeted to an audience of medium-high income. The area will act as an attraction pole for those who enjoy a wealthy and comfortable lifestyle next to the sea all year round. Furthermore, a certain percentage of the apartments will be offered as time share accommodations to those who are willing to stay for limited periods of time. The development program includes the creation of several facilities: sports and recreational center, 24-hour medical facility, hotel and conference center, school, cultural space, playgrounds, supermarket and co-working spaces. Additional services such as the connection to the city and event planning service are provided to the residents.
The organic design of the street network and the provision of large green spaces ensure the integration into the landscape while respecting the natural values of the area. The key features of the project are the waterfront promenade and the squares, which invite the residents to use the public space and encourage the social interaction.
Energy saving systems and smart technologies incorporated in the design lead to the creation of a safe and smart district. The village, which is autonomous energetically, works like a living organism; solar panels and wind turbines, smartly placed all over the area, produce sufficient energy to meet the needs of the whole complex. Specifically, a complete renewable energy system is installed on each residential unit which contributes to the whole community thus building a network of energy production.
The project is designed according to the principles of a ‘sponge city’ in order to address the flooding. Therefore, methods of environmental development are being followed such as the creation of ‘mini-forests’ and the construction of green walls, green roofs and permeable pavements. In addition, local materials and technologies are employed thus boosting the local economy while ensuring comfort and environmental sustainability.
The initiative goals to establish an active and vivid pole of development, which will attract Ivorian and international interest as well.
|LOCATION||Abidjan, Côte d Ivoire|
|BUILDING SIZE||40 Ha|
|PARTNER IN CHARGE||Giorgio Pini|
|PROJECT TEAM||Zemfira Mammadova, Eirini Dimou, Zamira Imeramzayeva|
|PROJECT VALUE||60 M Euro|