African Design Magazine August 2016 - Page 2

Editor’s view Uganda in the spotlight Uganda, the landlocked East African country with a population of close to 38 million, features prominently in this issue of African Design Magazine. Firstly, we interview Ugandan architect, Doreen Adengo from Adengo Architects about her work abroad and in Africa and chat to her about her upcoming projects in Kampala. We also take a look at a new development in Kampala; The Edge, designed by Messaris Wapenaar Cole Architects, is a 160-unit complex in Naayla, Kampala. We then feature an article on urbanisation in Kampala – currently one of the biggest migrant destinations in Eastern Africa. Gregg Cocking Finally we look at an international competition aimed at creating designs for a youth asylum in Uganda. The LGBT Youth Asylum architecture competition was looking for concepts that offered potential for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to grow and further integrate with society, as opposed to isolating an already vulnerable community. CREDITS Apart from Uganda, we feature new projects from South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and the Seychelles in this issue, so we invite you to sit back and enjoy reading and sharing the latest issue of African Design Magazine! #AfricanDesign. Published by African Design Magazine (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 9802, Edenglen, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1613 Editorial Gregg Cocking Cell: +2782-870-6390 Email: gregg@africandesignmagazine. com Advertising Lesley Shapiro Cell: +2782-508-7338 Email: lesley@africandesignmagazine. com Cover photograph: Doreen Adengo, Urko Sanchez and Issa Diabate While precautions have been taken to ensure the accuracy of its contents and information, neither the editor, publisher, or its agents can accept responsibility for damages or injury which may arise therefrom. All rights reserved. © African Design Magazine. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, photocopying, electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the prior written permission of the copyright owners. OUR PARTNERS