Most people think that when it comes to having magnificent buildings, the Africa continent is nothing to write home about but this thought and assumption is very wrong. Would you agree to that? If you’ve once agreed to that, then I am sure that after reading this article, you thought will definitely change.
Believe it or not, there are numerous magnificent and stunning buildings in Africa that can boldly be compared with other buildings in places like Europe, the United Kingdom, America, Asia and Australia. Yes! These architectural designs are a sign of hope and greater aspirations for the African continent.
Here is the list of the top 10 magnificent buildings in Africa and where they are located.
10. National Arts Theater
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
The National Arts Theater is an essential place for arts performance in Nigeria. This magnificent building is situated in Iganmu, Lagos formerly the capital of Nigeria. The National Arts Theater was worked amid the military routine of Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo. The outside of the building is formed like a military cap. It is worthy to note that this stunning building has a 5,000-seater Main Hall with a collapsible stage and two capacity film cinema, which are all fitted with equipment for concurrent interpretation of 8 dialects. The area of the building is a remarkable one to display.
9. The Memorial to the Martyrs
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The Memorial to the Martyrs in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is situated toward the end of Moammar Gadhafi Boulevard. The structure was financed by the former late Libyan leader, Gadhafi.
8. Congress Center
Location: Cotonou, Benin
Situated in Benin, the Congress Center which has two-story complex is among the list of the top 10 magnificent buildings in Africa, covering a territory of 10,053 square meters. It is situated on Marina Boulevard. The centre of the building incorporates a large hall with 1,200 seats arranged in two floors and it is worthy to note that this building also includes a meeting room with 300 seats and a multi-purpose hall with 300 seats.
7. Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Yet on the list of the top 10 magnificent buildings in the world is the Bibliotheca Alexandrina situated in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, this building serves as a library with about 8 million books and a centre for cultural display.
6. PSPF Commercial Towers
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
PSPF Commercial Twin Towers is located in the centre of Dar es Salaam, the biggest and most extravagant city in Tanzania. It is worthy to note that the building is a modern architectural work.
5. Ponte City Apartments
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Yet on our list is the Ponte City Apartments a 54-story round building situated in the Hillbrow neighbourhood of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is worthy to note that this building is the tallest residential story building (173 meters) in Africa.
4. 1201 Ocean View
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
This magnificent building located in Cape Town, South Africa is a 15-story skyscraper. It is in the fastest developing beachfront real estate region of the Western Cape.
3. Nabemba Tower
Location: Brazzaville, Congo
Otherwise called Elf Tower, this one of a kind skyscraper building is situated in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. It is the tallest structure (106 meters, 30 stories) in the nation and has the state of an inward chamber. The maintenance cost of this magnificent building is £3 million yearly.
2. 15 Alice Lane Towers
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
This wonderful structure is situated in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Alice Lane Towers are an emblem of South Africa’s progress as far new building structures are concerned.
1. AU Conference Center and Office Complex
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Situated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this structure is the central command of the African Union (AU). It is the tallest structure (99.9 meters) in Addis Ababa. It cost $200 million to develop this structure. The venture was supported by the Chinese government.