Broadway Malyan appointed to create blueprint to transform Luanda / by Broadway Malyan Admin


Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan is developing a vision planning framework to transform Luanda, the capital of Angola into a regional hub in Southern Africa.

The practice has been appointed by Angola’s first Minister and the Governor of Luanda to provide a growth strategy for the city and its wider metropolitan district, which is home to more than six million inhabitants, anticipated by the UN to grow to almost 13 million people by 2030.

The practice’s multi-disciplinary team and wider advisory group have analysed the city’s geography, socio-economic conditions, morphology, infrastructure and environmental context to prepare a pragmatic, sustainable long-term urban renewal and growth plan. 

The plan will form the basis of planning and development policy and Government investment for the next 20 years to help establish Luanda as a major economic force in Africa.

Director James Rayner said: “This appointment is a further success for our global team of expert masterplanners and designers, as well as our strategy to grow our project portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the back of our track record for partnering with clients to deliver visions for entire new cities, strategic city-wide development, city extensions and neighbourhoods.”  

Broadway Malyan leads an international team including local partner Urbinveste (planning and management consultancy), Deloitte (economic strategy), Aurecon (infrastructure), Mobility-in-Chain (transport) and New University of Lisbon (environment, social and heritage).

The practice also won the international Bandar Malaysia masterplan competition to transform a 196-hectare site having won the concept masterplan competition to transform Kuala Lumpur into one of the world’s best global cities and a benchmark for sustainability, liveability and affordable urban housing in Asia.   

Recent masterplans delivered by Broadway Malyan include visions for new cities in Abu Dhabi including a 680 hectare waterfront community of up to 55,000 inhabitants on Yas Island and Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island) which covers over 3.5 million sqm of mixed-use development.

The practice has also recently delivered plans for new cities in Brazil (Convida Suape – a new city involving the transformation of a 470 hectare area for 100,000 inhabitants) and Iraq (the ‘10×10’ project involving a 17km² extension of Sadr City, Baghdad, and the creation of New Sadr City).

Distinguished by its global reach with 16 studios across world centres, unrivalled diversity with 500+ design experts and distinctive client focus with over 75% income from repeat business, Broadway Malyan creates world-class and fully-integrated cities, places and buildings to unlock lasting value.

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