Expu Gonga, Sâo Tomé and Príncipe, Africa
 
 
Year2014latitude: 0° 21'
longitude: 6° 42'
Period
Initiator(s)Guangxi Hidroeclectric Contruction Bureau and the company Investimentos e Projectos Angolanos
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Chinese, Angolan
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://mauriciodossantos.com/index.php?mod=planos&id=11
http://www.telanon.info/sociedade/2014/08/11/17117/nova-cidade-de-sao-tome- se-expande-por-mais-de-211-hectares/
http://www.telanon.info/anuncios/2014/08/08/17098/concurso-internacional-co ntrucao-de-nova-cidade/
https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/bitstream/10216/79295/2/117233.pdf
http://www.correiodamanhacanada.com/consorcio-liderado-pela-china-vai-const ruir-nova-cidade-em-sao-tome-e-principe/
http://www.jornaltransparencia.st/sociedade8345.htm
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


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The project for the city of Expu Gonga is based on the principles of sustainability, reduction of CO2 emissions, improvement of renewable energies, introduction of green areas and recycle.
Its plan is designed as a cast of “bairros” as unique identities, organized according to landscape features. The resulting scheme is a flexible grid of neighborhoods, following the ground morphology.
Expu Gong was established in 2014 and it is still in the conceptual stage.
Actually the necessity of a new town has been questioned and the Government decided to stop the process of development, since the realization of a new town is not considered a priority, moreover it might become a “debt to the state”.

source: INTI

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