One Airport Square: The First Certified Green Building in Ghana

One Airport Square: The First Certified Green Building in Ghana

  • The One Aiport Square in Accra is the first green commercial building in the country which was given as a pure example of ecological beauty
  • It is a mixed-use complex building made up of nine floors of office buildings and commercial spaces on the ground floor
  • It also has 250 car parking spaces and was designed to be sustainable with technologies that reduce water consumption

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The One Airport Square building in Accra is an imposing building and a sight to behold. It was awarded 4-Stars by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), making it the first green commercial complex in Ghana.

A beautiful view of the One Airport Square building
A beautiful view of the One Airport Square building. Photo credit: World Architecture. Source: Twitter
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This business complex is conveniently located in Accra, directly across from Kotoka International Airport, and is perfect for both local and international enterprises.

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The building employs technology that allows it to reduce water consumption and also reuse water for toilets.

The building was inspired by patterns found on the bark of palm trees. It was built with concrete yet it naturally blends in with its environment. It was constructed in such a way that it allows for sunlight and natural air to permeate every nook and cranny.

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The commercial structure contains roughly 1,500m2 of retail space, which includes a restaurant, coffee bar, as well as two levels of subterranean parking. The structure contains four days' worth of water storage and its own backup generators.

Another view of the building from the basement
Another view of the building from the basement. Photo credit: Archilovers. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Serviced offices at the building cost 4,500 cedis upwards per person per month. This comes with features such as executive lounges, airport transfers, access to massage facilities and access to office equipment among others.

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It is the hope that several other edifices in the country will follow the footsteps of One Airport Square to become sustainable buildings that preserve the environment in which they are built.

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