SHoP designs Africa’s Silicon Valley

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SHoP Breaks Ground on Africa’s Silicon Valley – “state-of-the-art business and technology hub” just outside Nairobi, Konza Techno City is expected to be complete in 20 years.

It will include a university campus (with many universities and affiliated research labs), a technology and life sciences district, and a government data centre. Multinationals including Google, IBM, Boeing and FedEx have reportedly expressed interest in headquartering their African arms in Konza.

… Akin to the type of new cities sprouting up in China, the  development will accommodate 250,000 residents.

See more images on Dezeen.  SHoP is also working on a Botswana Innovation Hub.

 

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