Urban Planning and Development
The urban concepts conceived by Kora, look for sustainable, simple, functional and easy maintenance solutions:
Always taking into account pre-existing obstacles on the site: topography, soil characteristics, water lines, trees, existing infrastructure and other relevant elements of the environment.
Cidades Horizonte (Horizon Cities) are an innovative concept in Angola.
The urban project was designed according to a logic of blocks integrated into educational, cultural and commercial centers. This formula encourages contact and interaction between people.
A unique project that changes the concept of living, as it presents a new urban community that promotes the quality of life.
That is how a Cidade Horizonte is born.
Safety and the absence of walls or barriers allows for a greater experience of the outer space. The surrounding area is an extension of each house. The concept of “street” goes beyond the functional side of “public road” and evolves to an idea of “meeting point”.
It is in this connective expression, that the project comes alive, through a set of solutions and equipment that promote to an ongoing life: from the family to the community and from the community to the family.
The implementation of New Centralities projects represents the most significant part of Kora's activities, encompassing the creation of 40.000 housing units, social facilities, commercial areas, health and education support centers in 14 New Centralities, distributed across 6 provinces of Angola.
14 Centralities of the Kora project:
In cooperation with the Ministry of Spatial Planning and Housing, Kora added to its portfolio the participation in urban regeneration projects, underway in the city of Luanda.
These projects have as their main characteristic the linked and cyclical succession of reconversion-occupation processes, usually called “Bola de Neve” (Snow Ball).
It is a way of action associated with urban culture, the ability to attract populations and the sustainable development of territories. The conversion involves redevelopment and revitalization of cities, particularly in their most degraded areas, making them new centers to stimulate experiences, commerce and culture.
Kora also has the experience of implementing housing projects in predominantly rural areas, with specific characteristics and contexts.