The Marine Drive Project, predicted to be completed in 2027 and cost $1.2bn, involves the rejuvenation of 241 acres of coastal land. It is the brain child of Ghana's first president; Kwame Nkrumah and has seen many proposals over the last six decades. Since his appointment on the 1st July 1960, Ghana has seen 15 heads of state and five republics but it was only recently, in 2017, that the ground breaking ceremony for the Marine Drive Project was held by current Ghanaian president Akufo Addo and renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, who will be heavily involved in the project.
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Posted 26 Feb 2019 15:57
Whilst at the MMU Special Collections, we explored printed media in which to collate architectural drawings. This included studying graphic design and page hierarchy to best illustrate the drawings. This will be important when collating our own magazine to be co-produced in collaboration with students from the University of Ghana,
Posted 25 Jan 2019 14:54
Visited the MMU Special Collections exhibition on Architectural Drawings today, spanning both general arrangement drawings and hand drawn details. The purpose was to explore potential influences for the style of drawings as an example for the first year and second year students. This will inform on the drawings that will be produced from which to construct the exhibition space.
Posted 25 Jan 2019 14:50