Broadway Malyan tapped to create long-term development plan for capital of Angola
Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has won an international competition to deliver a vision to transform Luanda, the capital of Angola and one of Africa’s most dynamic cities.
The practice has been appointed by the governor of Luanda, Bento Joaquim Sebastião Francisco Bento, to provide a growth strategy for the city and its wider metropolitan district, which is home to six million inhabitants and set to accommodate 13 million people by 2030.
Over the next 12 months the practice’s multi-disciplinary team will analyse the city’s geography, socio-economic conditions, morphology, infrastructure and environmental context to prepare a sensitive and sustainable long-term urban renewal and growth plan.
Following consultation, the plan will be used to create policies for governing land use allocations and planning controls across the city’s municipalities over the next 20 years - and help establish Luanda as a major economic force in Africa, as well as one of its most liveable cities.
Director James Rayner said: “This appointment is a further success for our global team of expert masterplaners and designers, as well as our strategy to grow our project portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the back of our track record for partnering with clients to deliver visions for entire new cities, strategic city-wide development, city extensions and neighbourhoods.”
Broadway Malyan will work closely with the Luanda Institute of Planning and Urban Management (IPGUL) and lead a team of consultants including local partner Urbinveste (local planning and property market consultancy), Deloitte (strategy), Aurecon (infrastructure), Mobility-in-Chain (transport) and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (community, environment and heritage).