Since 2009, Ghana’s population has been increasing more than two percent year-over-year. The country’s capital city, Accra, is among the ranks of Africa’s fastest growing cities and it is projected that by 2035, the city’s current population of more than 2.5 million habitants will increase by at least a million, bringing the population total to roughly 3.5 million.

The rapid growth has added strain to an already burdened housing market and is challenging architects and urban planners to find a way to provide desperately needed housing in a booming city. And while affordable housing projects in Accra, Ghana have historically faced issues when it comes to actually being accessible and of good quality, Orthner Orthner & Associates (OOA) are setting new standards as to what the city’s affordable housing stock could and should look like, while putting sustainability at the forefront of their designs.