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  • ANA Design Studio Pvt. Ltd

Landmark Village Development Retail Boulevard

Location: Lagos, Victoria Island, Nigeria, Africa Typology: Mixed Use | Retail Status: Built Year: 2019 Size: 300,000 sqft Client: BB Landmark Realty Ltd.

Architects: ANA Design Studio Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India

The Landmark Village is a 38,000 sqm mixed-use site along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront in Victoria Island, Lagos set to emulate Rosebank in Johannesburg, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and Canary Wharf in London. The site is being developed into an ultramodern business, leisure and lifestyle destination over the next 5 years.

The Landmark Village was noted as the most visited leisure destination in Lagos, with an average footfall of up to 55,000 visitors weekly. The first phase of the Landmark Village scheme is complete with the Landmark Events Centre (the largest purpose-built event centre in Lagos), as well as the first and only Hard Rock Café in West Africa and the Oriental themed Shiro restaurant.

The Landmark Group has appointed ANA as the master plan and detailed engineering consultants for this very challenging site. In order to utilize the complete potential of the site, the sequential mode of development was planned as a business development scheme to have an interconnected revenues and development cost.

ANA designed the master plan, as a series of incremental plans, allowing the client to keep on offering tangible and substantial improvements and results to their tenant businesses, while they continued to improve and enhance the infrastructure. The Principle applied was to create more than 3 revenue streams with no one type of stream more than 60%.

Once the Landmark Village is fully complete, the site will include The Landmark Waterview Luxury Residential Apartments, a 4 Star Renaissance Hotel by Marriott International, Marriott Executive Apartments, over 20,000sqm of office space and the noteworthy Landmark Village Retail Boulevard.

The Landmark Event Centre is truly a well-known landmark in Victoria Island, Lagos, and the business hub of Nigeria.With this consideration of Existing Event Centre and usability of facilities, the design principles of Place making was adopted and applied. The intentions were to create public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being.

Integration of buildings with public plazas with uninterrupted walkable connectivity was designed to develop an Urban spaces based on “live – work – play”. Pedestrian movement and public nodes were strategically planned leading to destination hub at both ends and Intersection axis connecting the entrance to ocean All of this to be constructed whiles the event center and the restaurants remain live.

The first phase of development was high end retail/leisure broad-walk and office spaces. The retail block was designed as a three storey structure consisting of line shops, supermarket and cinema on ground and first floor and open plan office space/ training centre on second floor. The linear strip retail created and envelope along the boulevard and hence giving that space a sense of enclosure and yet open from all fronts.

Delivering the public realm is one of the most important components of any city or neighbourhood. As such, the built form and streetscape treatments provided were an attractive, safe and comfortable pedestrian environment, while maintaining the overall visual cohesiveness of the area.

This was achieved through a variety of design responses, which included open shop fronts, covered retail passage on ground floor, placement of stairs connecting floors and open plaza, acrylic light boxes being the part of façade cladding system.

The architectural details in terms of paving patterns, shaded seating, pop-up shops, adequate sidewalk widths, easy accessibility of ramps and other features for comfortable and safe movement spaces for both pedestrians and the disabled.

Well thought locations for utilities and advertising/signage were proposed to connect well to all other street functions. The appropriate provision for access, deliveries and parking of vehicles was provided and hence catering to high end commercial urban hub. With challenges development on waterfront and construction in sequential phases, the complete master plan with detail building designs and engineering were developed and coordinated on BIM. With the three dimensional design features the two other dimensions, time and cost were also coordinated together in this “Mixed Use Development”.

Written by Principal Architect and Director of ANA Design Studio Pvt. Ltd.: Mohd.

Amin Nayyar

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