Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library out of the ground
The Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library was designed by the architect Mario Cucinella and conceived by Samia Yaba Nkrumah who has dedicated it to her late father Kwame Nkrumah, the political leader who drove Ghana to independence in 1957. The library was born from the dream of Samia Nkrumah who is now the leading political figure of the Convention People's Party (CPP) which her father founded.
This project seeks to not only promote cultural improvement but also advocate a model of sustainable development capable of mitigating the environmental issues in Ghana a dream shared by Samia Nkrumah. The library is conceived as a gargantuan "knowledge center" based on education in all forms. Actually, the edifice constitutes a mixed functional program that addresses the issue of education as a whole by the provision of not only reading spaces and consultation but also spaces of encounter and confrontation.
The design includes spaces for events and conferences and gathering spaces, workshops, reading rooms, green spaces and restaurants. In addition, the design will host rooms and laboratories where music classes, art and handicrafts sessions could be held. This project will become part of Ghana's educational system representing the main tool to train the next generation and also offer the opportunity to train new professionals in the field of culture and education. The library will be situated in Akosombo, on the riverside of Volta lake which is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world serving also as an important water reserve Ghana's power generation.