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7 stunning structures in Accra



Ghana’s capital, Accra has been receiving a lot of buzz globally a fast growing metropolitan city with a lot of impressive developments taking place.

New and imposing structures are popping up in almost every corner of the city although some questions have been raised about how some of them fit into the planning and ecosystems of some of the communities we find them.

With different architectural styles and designs, many of these structures have added to the beauty of this growing city. I have a particular soft spot for the use of GTA Glass Railings, which are the most used types of railings for high-end buildings. They are commonly used in stairways, decks, swimming pools, and commercial buildings such as large supermarkets, office buildings.

The core of the design of modern architecture is to ensure the depth of the building space. The most important feature of the glass railing is to maximize the transparency of the vision and make the building more space-oriented. When building such structures, a lot of care needs to be taken as I found out reading So clearly a lot goes into what we see as the finished product.

If you’ve been away from Ghana for some years now or you are visiting for the first time here are some structures that could leave you breathless

Netherlands Embassy

The Netherlands Embassy building located at Liberation Road, Accra doesn’t look like every other embassy. It is has been praised for many of its features that from its green space and architectural style to its friendly environment and natural lighting.

The Jubilee House

The Jubilee House (also known as Flagstaff house) is Ghana’s seat of government, commissioned in 2007 to replace the Osu Castle. Built on the rich history of being the seat of government during the first Republic, the renovated structure makes a statement when it comes to modern standards, space, design, functionality and more.

The Ecobank Head Office

Ecobank Ghana commissioned its new ultramodern glass edifice in 2018, and it is simply stunning.  The  type of glass used in the building can be shipped through  Movers Los Angeles.  The structure was collaboration between ARC Architects and Mobius Architecture.

The building is a customer centric ultramodern structure with 2 towers sitting on a podium and 2 levels underground. It covers a 27000 square meter area. The 1st Tower (A) is a 14-floor block of Corporate Offices, boardrooms, meeting room, executive dining area and a rooftop executive cocktail lounge.

There are 27 meeting rooms and 2 executive board rooms, a staff gym and a media room. The second Tower (B) is a 5 floors block with a 2 level Banking Hall facility, Ultramodern Auditorium, a coffee lounge, a Staff Clubhouse and 2 canteens. There is also a wide ATM arena for personal banking transactions.

No. 1 Oxford Street

No. 1 Oxford Street soars 230 feet above the heart of Osu. This five-star, cutting-edge building features twelve floors of 108 residential apartments. Floor plans include studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and penthouses. Residents enjoy panoramic views of both the city and the Atlantic Ocean all from this stellar downtown focal point but the building and its location also provides an even more stunning view to the public!


Villagio is rated one of the tallest buildings in Ghana, comprising not less than 22 floors. The luxurious apartments overlook the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange and can be seen from as far as Dzorwulu Junction on the N1 Highway. Villagio is great spot with restaurants, and amazing rooftops with swimming pools to entertain residents and guests.

The National Theatre

The National Theatre in Accra was designed by the Chinese architectural firm Taining Cheng & Xianghan Lee and completed in 1992. The theatre, which has a total size of 11,896 square meters, is shaped like a ship.  It serves as the venue for many events in Accra.

The National Mosque

The Ghana National Mosque Complex is located at Kanda in Accra. The mosque is 33 meters high with a diameter of 19 meters. The ultra-modern mosque has three entrances and four minarets extending up to 61 meters with two balconies.