Museu da Moda, Luanda; LED Lightline VA
Costa Lopes is headquartered in Luanda with another office in Lisbon. The Angolan capital is a busy metropolis and one of Africa’s boom towns. These two architects also planned the university hospital and the congress tower in Luanda as well as the green shoreline along the picturesque bay with its many palm trees, lawn and rest areas. The Museu da Moeda enjoys a prominent position in close proximity to the National Bank. A location with symbolic significance because the museum exhibits different currencies and means of payment used in this country through the centuries – salt, ivory, shells, gold, but also historical coins and banknotes. The lavishly designed seaside promenade is just a few metres from the museum. The planers included the topology of this location when designing the building: Viewed from the sea you have direct access to the square. On the opposite side you can reach the sloping terrain behind it via steps.
Fabrice Fouillet | TTC Timmler Technology GmbH