top of page

October 3, 2022

Cameroon Feeling With Patience Embele | Hermann Kamte

Hermann Kamte shared lagos wooden tower in culture on CRTV


CRTV morning show program


July 16, 2021

5 Africans Selected To Serve On Next Creative Leaders 2021 jury | Hermann Kamte

The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have announced the judges who will serve on the jury for their Next Creative Leaders (NCL) 2021. Five of these judges are from Africa.


Next Creative Leaders is a free portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented women and non-binary creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view. Along with naming 10 global winners based upon the highest scores from judges, The One Club and The 3% Movement also analyse the next level of the highest scoring entrants to recognise those in various regions who may have scored just below the winning level, and whose work and creative vision the judges feel deserve honourable mention accolades.

April 14, 2021

The Grand Jury Eurasian Prize 2021 Has Been Selected | Hermann Kamte

The international competition of architecture and design “Eurasian Prize” announces the Grand Jury for the 16th season.

In 2021 the works are judged by the 24 experts of worldwide standing in architecture and design


Since 2002, the Eurasian Prize, the architecture and design festival, has been honoring the most prominent works of individuals and businesses who do more than just provide services or sell goods. The festival continues promoting those who aim to make our cities, homes and user experiences better. In addition, the Eurasian Prize connects professionals and firms in architecture and design, providing great networking opportunities and building ties that are meant to last.

January 19, 2021

Top Creatives From 36 Countries To Judge Historic ADC 100th Annual Awards | Hermann Kamte

The One Club for Creativity has announced the leading creatives from 36 countries who will serve on its most diverse jury ever for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards, one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising.


On August 13, 1920 the advertising and design worlds were changed forever with the incorporation of the Art Directors Club of New York, also known as the ADC. Founded by Louis Carl Pedlar with the lofty goal of raising the standards of commercial art to those traditionally associated with fine art, ADC has set the tone for creative excellence that the industry continues to follow a century later.

July 21, 2020

The Sky Is Not The Limit I by Google Arts & Culture

Africa is known for its bold, unapologetic use of colour. Stories are told in pigments, tones and hues; a kaleidoscope as diverse as the cultures and peoples of the continent. For the initiative Colours of Africa, a collaborative project with Google Arts & Culture, we asked 60 African creatives to capture the unique spirit of their country in a colour which represents home to them. 

July 20, 2020

In Cameroon We Know How To Shine Like Gold by Design Indaba & Google Arts & Culture

The Cameroonian dream

In his works The Sky is not the Limit I and II, Herman Kamte celebrates his country and the dreams and aspirations of its people.

Titre: The Sky is Not the Limit I (Credit: Felix Fokoua)

Créateur: Hermann Kamte

Date de création: 2020

What it Means to be African: Gold “Gilded Dream Colours”

Rationale: E3C76D

Project: Colors of Africa

Location: Cameroon

December 31, 2019

Hermann Kamte, Camerounais De 27 ans, Architecte International Aux Nombreux Prix ! by Impulsion De Mon Succes "H&C Magazine"

Né  en  1992,  Hermann  Kamte    est  associé  fondateur    et    directeur  de  la  création  d’  HKA ,Hermann Kamte & Associates. Il est considéré comme  l’un  des  architectes  de  la  nouvelle  génération  pionniers  de  la  structure  en  bois  qui révolutionne l'architecture dans le monde. 

Hermann  Kamte  a  débuté  sa  carrière  en  2016, après avoir obtenu une maîtrise en architecture avec « Distinction » à l’École africaine des métiers de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme, à Lomé au Togo. 

December 11, 2019

Startup Vein "WYF Labs" | HKA - Hermann Kamte & Associates

HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates to be part of Startup Vein


We are an affiliate of the World Youth Forum (WYF) to support entrepreneurs and innovators to turn their ideas into tangible startups.
As a part of Egypt endeavors to build an innovation-driven economy, WYF Labs strives to work as a key driver to the innovation ecosystem.


September 25, 2019

On Designing Resilient African Cities by Design Indaba

“For too long … Africa has solved its problems in an emergency,” says Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte. Africa, he says, is well acquainted with quick-fix solutions and because of this, positive results are often short-lived. But what if we designed for prevention instead, addressing not only current needs but also addressing problems yet to arise?

September 19, 2019

Quartz Innovator 2019 | Hermann Kamte

Hermann Kamte has a simple architectural vision: he wants Africa’s cultural identity to be reflected in its buildings.


It seems like only yesterday when one of the innovators from our inaugural list, in 2015, warned the audience at a Quartz event in Nairobi that we shouldn’t “fetishize entrepreneurship.” The context was discussing the many programs in Africa designed to support entrepreneurs which didn’t take into account the fundamental challenges of local markets, such as inadequate infrastructure and poor electricity supply

July 30, 2019

Hermann Kamte, 27, Cameroon by Forbes Afrique

Kamte is an award-winning Cameroonian architect with flair.He founded Hermann Kamte & Associates, an architectural firm that provides design, landscape, education, research and development services.One of his most notable works is the ‘Lagos’ Wooden Tower’ that won him the American Architecture Award as well as the World Architecture Festival and Awards’ inaugural WAFX Prize in 2017, known as the world’s most forward-looking concept. 

July 4, 2019

Launching "LafargeHolcim" Cote d'Ivoire 2019 | Hermann Kamte

Hermann has delivered a speech at The 6th edition of the international LafargeHolcim Award worth $2 million at the Abidjan School of Architecture. 


The LafargeHolcim Awards stands out as the world's most significant competition for sustainable design. The criteria of the USD 2 million competition are as challenging as the goal of sustainability itself. The competition is for projects at an advanced stage of design, not finished works.


July 1, 2019

Forbes Africa 30 Under  30 Class Of 2019 | Hermann Kamte

At 26, Hermann Kamte delivered a keynote speech alongside Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during the Africa 2018 Forum at Sharm el Sheikh, in Egypt. He was invited to speak about the future of African cities from the perspective of a creative architect. This has been one of his biggest highlights to date and this is the only beginning. Kamte is an award-winning Cameroonian architect with flair.


Forbes Africa has released its fifth edition of its 30 under 30 list, honouring some of the continent’s most accomplished young artists, entrepreneurs and tech stars. The popular magazine, this year, has released the names of 120 young African game-changers, all under the age of 30, in each of the four sectors – business, technology, creatives and sport.

April 12, 2019

New Installation of LafargeHocim Cameroon "Cimencam" | Hermann Kamte

Hermann Kamte invited by Benoit Galichet to visit new installation of lafargeholcim in cameroon, Nomayos.


Cimencam is a subsidiary of the French construction materials group Lafarge. It produces and sells cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete in Cameroon. It includes three factories: a grinding station located in Bonabéri on the banks of the Wouri River in Douala, an integrated cement plant in Figuil in the Northern region and a concrete plant located in Olembé in Central Cameroon.


February 1, 2019

Hermann Kamte by House & Garden

The Brand, At HKA we work with very different materials because each project is influenced by its context, however I have developed a special attraction to wooden architecture. Coming from Cameroon, where we have the second largest forest in Africa, this abundant resource is freely offered by nature and an alternative to our urban reliance on artifi cial materials. 

December 8, 2018

Young Entrepreneurs Day "Presidential Dialogue" African 2018 Forum | Hermann Kamte

Hermann has delivered a Keynote Speech alongside President Paul Kagame (Rwanda & Former African Union), President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi (Egypt & New African Union) and four young African entrepreneurs during the Africa 2018 Forum at Sharm El Sheikh, in Egypt (YED Presidential Dialogues)


The Africa 2018 Forum is an international, landmark event hosted under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa.


November 28, 2018

World Architecture Festival Reveals Winner Of Inaugural Water Research Prize by Office Insight

World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed the 2018 winner of its inaugural Water Research Prize, supported by WAF founder partner GROHE: an innovative, community led water management system, designed by a team of students from Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) which captures, stores, and treats rainwater and inserts it into pre-existing water networks.

November 2, 2018

Young African Leader "Africities 2018" | Hermann Kamte

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte is part of Africities 8th Edition 


The CREATIVE LAB winners will be nominated in a two-step process for each of the Cartoon Camp Challenge or Virtual Reality Contest categories: § 1st stage: the Jury set up by the organizers will carry out an initial examination to verify that the projects meet expectations: conformity of the project to the theme of the Summit; compliance with the rules laid down for the presentation of projects in each category; quality of the project.


November 2, 2018

Shortlisted "Creative Lab" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte is among the 20 short-list at The Creative Lab" 2018 held By Africities 8th Edition under | Theme:The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa


The CREATIVE LAB winners will be nominated in a two-step process for each of the Cartoon Camp Challenge or Virtual Reality Contest categories: § 1st stage: the Jury set up by the organizers will carry out an initial examination to verify that the projects meet expectations: conformity of the project to the theme of the Summit; compliance with the rules laid down for the presentation of projects in each category; quality of the project.

November 1, 2018

Worshop With "Bibi Seck" | Hermann Kamte

Hermann Kamte is part of Bibi Seck Workshop during Africities


The CREATIVE LAB winners will be nominated in a two-step process for each of the Cartoon Camp Challenge or Virtual Reality Contest categories: § 1st stage: the Jury set up by the organizers will carry out an initial examination to verify that the projects meet expectations: conformity of the project to the theme of the Summit; compliance with the rules laid down for the presentation of projects in each category; quality of the project.


October 25, 2018

Tour En Bois : Une Première En Afrique by TRAITS D'CO

En imaginant son concept, l’architecte camerounais Hermann Kamte voulait répondre à ses interrogations : « Comment les toitures d’aujourd’hui peuvent devenir des parcelles de demain ? Comment construire une ville nouvelle au-dessus de l’existante? Quel plan B pour l’avenir? » Sa réalisation vise à améliorer les conditions de vie à Lagos, ville la plus peuplée d’Afrique avec 20 millions d’habitants. 

October 22, 2018

Judges' Special Award "Public Space Design" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The Judges' Special Award  at The Taipei International Design Award" 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower. The project is one of the First Award from +4890 Registrations received this year.


Taipei City Government organizes the Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City”, as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.

October 15, 2018

Rising High Above by Panels & Furniture Asia

Hermann Kamte & Associates reveals  the  first  Wooden Skyscraper proposed in Africa.  The  Lagos'  Wooden  Tower is  among  the  winners  of  the Inaugural  WAFX  Prize  and is  one  of  the  world's  most Forward-Looking Architectural Concepts and the Best Cultural Identity  Project  of  the  Year

October 8, 2018

The Heart Of Dubai by Landscape Middle East

 The  design  wants  to  play  a  leading  role  in  tourism attractions,  sport  and  encourage  a  healthy  social  life .The challenge is to create buildings that will provide an amazing leisure atmosphere, with respect for the site environments. “FINE FLOWER - DUBAI HEART” has a welcoming beautiful heart shape designed to promote the quality of life in Dubai, and be recognizable within the community and region. 

October 1, 2018

Hermann Kamte by Elle Decoration S.A

An award-winning architect and founder of HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates, Kamte describes himself as ‘a funny and amazing guy’ with a terrible singing voice

At only 26 years old, Kamte already has a string of accolades to his name, including receiving a WAFX Prize in 2017 at the World Architecture Festival for his Lagos’ Wooden Tower and being chosen to speak at Architecture ZA in Pretoria this year. 

September 18, 2018

1st Prize Awards "Concept /Residential" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 1st Prize at The International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards" 2018 held By Architecture Press Release News & Media Magazine with Lagos Wooden Tower. The project is one of the First Award from 448 Registrations we received this year.


The Architecture press release has launched International Award For Sustainable Architecture AWARDS 2018  (IASA 2018) the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products.

September 18, 2018

Towering Above The Rest  by Timber IQ

Ikory is a city situated in the heart of Lagos Nigeria in the most popular and opulent residential hub; it is here that a unique wooden structure sands tall overlooking the city. 

September 12, 2018

Designing Smart Cities by Simply Green

Hermann Kamte is an award-winning architect whose design philosophy looks to the past and present to make cities for the future. Now Internationally recognised, his work, he says, is a meeting point between theory and practice. It's an overlap that allows the architect to work with current contraints and strengths without limiting his possibilites. 

September 3, 2018

Wooden Skyscraper For Lagos by Identity

Concept plans have been revealed for the first wooden skyscraper in Africa. Cameroon-based Hermann Kamte & Associates has taken the wraps offits design for an 87-metre tower in Lagos which would be constructed on top of an existing concrete structure. These mixed residential spaces will accommodate one-, two-, three- and four-bed apartments that are shaded by a stylised wooden envelope, complete with symbols reflecting Nigerian Yoruba heritage.

August 8, 2018

Finalist "WAF Research Program - Water Prize" | The Forgotten Dead Or Alive

Glad to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates is finalist at The Inaugural Waf  Reasearch Program 2018 with "The  Forgotten Dead Or Alive : Well we let the Lake Chad Die? " Water Prize".


The WAF Research Programme has been launched to promote the ideas highlighted in the WAFX Manifesto, which identified key challenges architects will need to address in the coming years ...The first of these categories open for entries is WATER, supported by WAF headline partner GROHE. GROHE are supporting research, with the winning initiative awarded £10,000 of funding. 

August 8, 2018

Person, Place, Thing: Three Rising African Design Talents by Azure 

One of the most promising is Hermann Kamte, founder and CEO of HKA, based in Cameroon. Kamte has a penchant for large-scale timber structures: The tower pictured here – shortlisted for a site in Lagos, Nigeria – boasts an LVL frame enshrouded by a vivid brise-soleil. Although it wasn’t ultimately picked, the building marks the 26-year-old as an architect to watch, maybe even a powerhouse-in-the-making.

July 28, 2018

WOODEN TOWER 會呼吸的木造高塔 by Mansion Taiwan


拉哥斯塔(Lagos’s Tower)便在這樣的藍海中綻放出亮眼的曙光,結合高科技智能技術和環保理念,並將當地古老的傳統文化延伸運用,跌破眾人眼鏡以獨特的全木造結構,打造高達87 公尺的摩天大樓,不僅為拉哥斯天際線增添一抹絕美風景,更為非洲帶來標竿地位隆重的里程碑。

July 25, 2018

Lagos Wooden Tower by Azure

Sir David Adjaye, the Ghanaian-British powerhouse, may be the best-known African-born architect working today. But a new generation of practitioners is hot on his heels. One of the most promising is Hermann Kamte, founder and CEO of HKA, based in Cameroon. Kamte has a penchant for large-scale timber structures: The tower pictured here – shortlisted for a site in Lagos, Nigeria – boasts an LVL frame enshrouded by a vivid brise-soleil. Although it wasn’t ultimately picked, the building marks the 26-year-old as an architect  to watch, maybe even a powerhouse-in-the-making. 

July 19, 2018

Finalist "Residential-Unbuilt - Multi-Unit Housing (L >10 Floors)" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates has been Finalist at Architizer A + Awards" 2018 held By Architizer Magazine with Lagos Wooden Tower.


The A+Awards are bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and tech. What architects do shapes every space and every place where people spend their lives, so we created the A+Awards to remind the world how important architecture is.

July 18, 2018

Making Waves In Africa by AD African Design Magazine

Kamte points out that the company is not restricted to specific market sectors but is open to trying its hand in various modalities. Successful projects underline this attitude and include ‘The forgotten - dead or alive’ - Lake Chad Resurgence Humanitarian Research in Cameroon; an affordable house design for the homeless for Social Re-Connection in Chicago, USA; a Traditional Spline School for Community Humanitarian Research in Fachi, Niger; and a hybrid wooden structure for ‘Smart Buildings For Resilient Cities’ in Cameroon.

July 13, 2018

EAMAU Grand Jury 2018 | Hermann Kamte

Hermann Kamte amongts 2018 judge


L'École africaine des métiers de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme (EAMAU) is a higher education establishment located in Lomé, Togo.


July 10, 2018

Palmarès Des Prix Internationaux « Le Monde » - Smart Cities 2018 by Le Monde

La tour en bois de Hermann Kamte Associates (Lagos, Nigeria)

July 9, 2018

Lagos’s Wooden Tower by I-FOCUS I, II (Set) [Concept, Diagram & Facade, Detail]

The project focuses on the open area. This is an experimental tall wooden structure in Lagos. The apartments are designed around a central core. Building is divided in 4 parts. The existing structure and new are separated by sky gardens and amenities. The top roof consists of 360-degree restaurants and lush greenery. Sky gardens also contribute in social gathering between users. 

July 2, 2018

Le Ciel Pour Limite by Architecture Bois 

Hermann Kamte & Associés dévoile le tout premier projet de gratte-ciel en bois, en Afrique. Cette tour résidentielle de 87 mètres de haut sera érigée dans le centre ville de Lagos, au Nigeria et s’annonce déjà comme l’un des concepts architecturaux les plus innovants pour la ville de demain. 

June 26, 2018

1st Prize Awards "Concept / Unbuild Category" | Traditional Spline School

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 1st Prize at The Inaugural Archi.Awards Africa "Premiere" 2018 held By African Union of Architects (AUA) with Traditional Spline School.


The Africa Union of Architects (AUA) Awards of Excellence: Archi.Awards Africa (AAA) aims to recognise and reward those remarkable works of architects who are contributing towards building the Africa We Want and adopting Aspiration 1 of the AU-Agenda 2063. AAA Premiere awards ceremony will be held in Mauritius at the 12 th AUA CONGRESS. The congress will be a unique opportunity for the AUA Awards Committee to present the whole concept behind this great initiative

June 19, 2018

2nd Prize"Housing & Urban Planning Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Glad to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 2nd Prize et The World Innovation Awards 2018 / Le Monde Smart Cities with Lagos Wooden Tower "Housing & Urban Planning Category".


Smart and sustainable cities are aimed at improving services and quality of living, resilience, environmental protection, cost-cutting, and deeper democracies; they foster effective integration of information technologies all the while fundamentally drawing inspiration from the expectations and participation of citizens.

June 14, 2018

Lagos Wooden Tower by FC&A

Lagos’s tower rises above the town and the follow the sky and search to cross the limit of wooden construction. The new landmark is composed of mixed residential type used; It is built on the roof of Abebe Court, a housing estate. 

June 5, 2018

Winner "Architecture/Interior Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Glad to Announced Hermann Kamte won The Creative Conscience Awards 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Architecture/Interior Category".


An awards scheme like no other. we’re not about increasing egos or filling wallets, we’re creating a community that gives a damn. we work hard to influence real tangible change for good, encouraging creative to become the change makers the world needs. here is where it all begins. it’s time to have an impact. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world

May 22, 2018

Finalist "Future Housing Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is Finalist of The Plan Awards 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Future Housing Category".


THE PLAN AWARD is an award created and promoted by THE PLAN to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of the work done by designers, academics, critics and students in the architecture, design and city planning fields, thereby promoting debate on topical design and planning themes. Completed and future projects are eligible for the AWARD..

May 14, 2018

Can The Building Industry Break Its Addiction To Concrete? by CNN Style

Concrete: we can’t live with it, can’t live without it. A combination of cement, water and ground rock or sand, on the surface concrete might seem crushingly mundane. Yet it has defined construction in recent centuries and with it, in part, modernity. But do we need to re-evaluate our concrete habit for our sakes and the planet’s? Production of cement is disastrous for our biosphere, while the degradation of many concrete buildings has some construction experts predicting a colossal headache in the future.

May 14, 2018

Shortlisted "Graduated Thesis" | African Museum of Art & History

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte has been short-listed at The UNFUSE International Architecture Thesis Award" 2018 held By Unfuse with African Museum of Art and History.


UNFUSE International Architecture Thesis Award is a step taken to identify and promote such exceptional projects across the globe. UnIATA will focus on the graduate and undergraduate projects happened in last 3 years and will present it to the right jurors. 

May 9, 2018

Devrena Veza V Afrike by ASB Slovakia

April 27, 2018

Devrena Vez by ASB Czech Republic

April 19, 2018

Could Building With Wood Be The Answer To High-Density Cities And The Housing Crisis? by Design Indaba

Timber, one of the oldest building materials known to man, is the inspiration for a new London exhibition. Called Timber Rising, the exhibition is collaboratively curated by Studio Woode and Clare Farrow, a journalist who focuses on the intersection between the built world, sustainability and innovation.

April 15, 2018

Finalist "Vision Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is Finalist of Inspireli Awards 2017 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Vision Category".


Inspireli Awards is the largest international architecture competition enabling new talents to tell their stories and raise awareness about their own world view before they get their chance to build it. It brings together up-and-coming design and architecture students or recent graduates, as well as established professionals, and provides them a forum to connect to the general public.


April 13, 2018

First Wooden Skyscraper Proposed In Africa Wins Inaugural Wafx Prize by Wood In Architecture

Africa's first  proposed  wooden high-rise  is  a  mixed-use condominium consisting  residential  spaces,  sporting facilities, sky gardens and a carpark. The  87-metre  tall  Lagos  Wooden Tower is designed by Hermann Kamte, an  architect  from  Cameroon.  It  aims to  improve  the  urban  conditions  of the  residents  living  in  the  Nigerian city.  It  also  addresses  the  problem  of poorly-planned  construction  in  many African cities by pushing the boundaries of  contemporary

April 11, 2018

Hermann Kamte  by AD African Design Magazine

“Having a space that has the possibility of impacting and transforming people, society and everyday life is highly beneficial. The selected speakers come from all over the world and share their experiences around the important and urgent thematic on the shaping of society. It is one of the few intellectual platforms that really allow the meeting between practitioners and lovers of Architecture or the arts.”

April 9, 2018

Cameroonian Firm Steps Up To Save Dying Lake Chad Through Architecture by Face 2 Face Africa

Previously Africa’s largest water body in the Sahel region, Lake Chad has lost its glory and is facing extinction since 1963 when its size shrunk from 26,000 square kilometres to 1,350 square kilometres by 2001. It lost about 95% of its size to inefficient damming and irrigation methods thereby affecting the over 30 million people in Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria who depend on the water body as their major source of water.

March 31, 2018

Age Of Engineered Timber’ Comes With A Few Snags by UK Financial Times

Rising 26 storeys above the bustle of Lagos, Abebe Court Tower's geometric façade of light wood separated by belts of lush green stands out from the drab concrete that dominates Nigeria's commercial centre. Or at least it would, if it were built. 

March 28, 2018

Lagos Wooden Tower Introduces Green Construction To Africa's Largest City by Australian Timber

Hermann Kamte, young architect and the founder of company Hermann Kane & Associates (HKA), is the driving force behind the famous sketch of Lagos Wooden Tower. Kamte's design looks to tackle the problem of poorly planned construction in many African cities by pushing the boundaries of contruction

March 13, 2018

Finalist "Future Residential" | Lagos Wooden Tower

Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is Finalist of MIPIM/AR Future Project Awards 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Future Residential Category". Aside prestigious firm as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill or Aedas


Since 2003, The MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards is an award program for unbuilt or incomplete projects spanning across eight categories. It is organised and awarded annually by the MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier), the international property market in Cannes, France, in cooperation with the monthly international magazine Architectural Review. Since 2002, the awards have been presented at MIPIM.

March 7, 2018

Shortlisted "Designed Category" | Fine Flower - Dubaï Heart

Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates finished Shortlisted of WA Awards 27th Cycle  " Designed Category".


Since 2006 and for over 20 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 20+10+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

March 2, 2018

Hermann Kamte, Génie Du Bois by AM Afrique Magazine

 Quel est le plan B pour l’avenir d’un monde surpeuplé ? L’agence camerounaise Hermann Kamte&Associates répond à ces questions avec le projet d’une tour résidentielle en bois de plus de 40 000 m² dans le centre-ville de Lagos. La Abebe Court Tower, ou Lagos’s Wooden Tower, s’étale sur quatre blocs de six étages d’appartements, construit au-dessus d’un bâtiment existant dans le luxueux quartier d’Ikoyi.

February 23, 2018

Will Timber Towers Form The Cities Of Tomorrow? by Riba Journal

The case for wood to challenge concrete and steel’s dominance of tall structures is set out at Timber Rising, a new exhibition in London

February 21, 2018

Lagos Wooden Tower by Simply Green

Designed    and    conceptualised    by    Cameroonian Architecture  Firm,  Hermann  Kamte  &  Associates,  the proposed  addition  to  Nigeria’s  capital  recently  won  an American  Architecture  Prize,  as  well  as  the  inaugural World  Architecture  Festival  award's  inaugural  WAFX prize.  A  unique  wooden  structure  that  is  designed  to be  a  smart  and  sustainable  building,  the  experimental residential  building  represents  an  alternative  to  the massive concrete buildings that dominate the city. 

February 20, 2018

Un Concept D’île Artificielle Anti-Sécheresse Veut Ramener L’eau Dans Le Lac Tchad by Science & Vie

Au coeur du continent africain, le lac Tchad est en train de s'assécher. Un architecte camerounais propose une île artificielle innovante, qui fait office d'usine de désalinisation pour remplir le lac avec l'eau de l'océan.

February 15, 2018

Europe Is Building by Design Curial

Designed as part of an international competition in 2016, Kamte said of the Lagos tower: ‘Our first goal was to build a new approach to urbanisation and population growth. Our second goal was to incorporate Lagos’s extraordinary cultural diversity. Our final goal was to introduce the concept of wood construction into a landscape dominated by concrete buildings. 

February 13, 2018

Timber Rising: Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is glad to be part of  " Timber Rising: Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow" organised by Roca London Gallery.


"Timber Rising" focuses on the most significant mass timber solutions to date, interviewing key participants, and looking to a future where wood will ultimately determine new types of structures. Examples of completed projects will sit alongside more ambitious concept and research proposals, showing what is possible today, and what will be possible - with changing building codes and new thinking by developers, governments and the construction industry - for the cities of tomorrow.

February 11, 2018

Un Concept d'île Artificielle Veut Innover Contre la Sécheresse by Science & Vie

Souvent envisagée comme un refuge contre la montée des eaux, l'île artificielle pourrait aussi, selon l'architecte camerounais Hermann Kamte, servir à remplir le lac Tchad, aujourd'hui réduit au dixième de sa surface. Son idée est de pomper l'eau de l'océan Atlantique, à plus de 1000 km de là, et d'utiliser cette structure flottante comme centre de désalinisation avant de déverser l'eau dans le lac. 

February 8, 2018

The Future Of Architecture Lies In Engineered Wood At Roca London Gallery by Wallpaper

‘Timber Rising: Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow’, which runs till 19 May, features live projects like Waugh Thistleton’s Dalston Lane apartment block in London – the world’s biggest CLT building to date – and proposals such as Michael Green Architects’ Parisian tower.

February 1, 2018

Could Wood Be The Future Of Urban Architecture? by Phaidon

Lagos’ Wooden Tower concept for Nigeria by Hermann Kamte & Associates 

Exhibition called Timber Rising - Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow. The exhibition, which opens at the Roca London Gallery on 9 February, is the first comprehensive look at the revolution in timber high-rise building, and features both new structures and architectural renderings from Britain, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, France and elsewhere.

January 25, 2018

Lagos Wooden Tower Introduces Green Construction To Africa’s Largest City by Metsä Wood

Hermann Kamte, young Cameroonian architect and the founder of company Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), is the driving force behind the famous sketch of Lagos Wooden Tower. Originally designed as a submission for Metsä Wood’s City Above the City competition, Kamte’s design looks to tackle the problem of poorly planned construction in many African cities by pushing the boundaries of contemporary architecture.

January 16, 2018

1st Prize Awards "Concept /Residential" | Fine Flower

Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 1st Prize at The Media Student Architecture & Design Awards " 2018 held By Architecture Press Release News & Media Magazine with 6 projects including Hedzranawe Clinic.


APR Hosted Awards 2018 Highlights of the competition this year outstanding designs. We are delighted to congratulate ‘APR Media Student Architecture & Design Award 2018 hosted by APR with the idea of acknowledging the works of professionals and students across the globe in architecture and design field

January 8, 2018

Filtro Gigante by Muy Interesante Mexico

E1 lago Chad se encuentra en crisis ecológica y so- cial desde hace poco más de 40 años. Actualmente los conflictos en la zona han obligado a 2.3 millones de per- sonas a desplazarse de sus hogares y el fantasma de la hambruna está al acecho. Este importante cuerpo de agua que une los países de Ni- geria, Camerún, Niger y Chad, en el corazón africano, ha descendido su caudal un 75% y ha padecido una re- ducción de su área, de 25,000 km2 a sólo 4,000 km2, debido entre tantas cosas a la desertificación y el cam- bio climático. 

January 8, 2018

Exploring Sustainable Cities With Smart Designs by Landscape

PIXA is a flexible and modular structure which can be easily assembled to create a tiny and large structure by replication using a single unit. The Interior space of the steel structure is defined by two abstract natural elements “light and shade”.

January 5, 2018

Wood You Look At That by House And Leisure

For any city that’s full to capacity with concrete and glass buildings, Lagos’ Wooden Tower by Cameroonian architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates (pictured) points to an innovative future using natural, recyclable and local wooden materials for construction. The multi-use building, enveloped in laser cut-style wooden cladding, has won an American Architecture Prize and the WAFX Cultural Identity Prize at the World Architecture Festival. 

January 4, 2018

Lagos’ Wooden Tower Is An Alternative To The City's Reliance On Concrete Buildings  by Design Indaba

Designed and conceptualised by Cameroonian Architecture Firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), Lagos’ Wooden Tower - a proposed addition to Nigeria’s capital and one of Africa’s most populated cities -has just won an American Architecture Prize, as well as the inaugural World Architecture Festival award's inaugural WAFX prize.

December 7, 2017

Lagos Tower Bags International Awards by  Earthworks

The Wooden Tower in Lagos, a proposed wooden mixed-use residential development. has scooped first prize at the Rethinking the Future Awards, been awarded bronze at the A' Design Awards in the architecture, building and structure design category, and was a finalist at the World Architecture Festival 2017

November 28, 2017

Signée Hermann Kamte, Une Tour En Bois De 87 M À Lagos, Nigéria by Chronique Architecture

La proposition de l’agence camerounaise HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates pour une tour résidentielle en bois de plus de 40 000m² dans le centre-ville de Lagos, la ville la plus peuplée d’Afrique avec plus de 16 millions d’habitants, a été multi récompensée* en 2017. Communiqué.

November 13, 2017

Winner "Designed Category" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is a Winner of WA Awards 26th Cycle  " Designed Category". We are among the Winner aside International Architecture Office as; Yazgan Design & Architecture, Kikuma Watanabe, Sanjay Puri, FREA+SCRA and many more...


Since 2006 and for over 20 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 20+10+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

November 10, 2017

Towering Timbers At World Architecture Festival by UK Financial Times

The buzz about building with engineered timber is spreading. In Lagos, Nigeria, Hermann Kamte proposes a timber extension of 22 floors on top of an existing four-storey building. He intends to show “how the roofs of today can be transformed into the plots of tomorrow”. 

October 11, 2017

1st Prize "Cultural Identity" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is the 1st Prize at the Inaugural WAFX Prize on The  " Cultural Identity Category". Winner Above International Architecture Office as; Aedas, Perkins+Will, Woods Bagot, AECOM, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Viñoly Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, etc.


The WAFX Prize is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address over the next ten years and is part of the World Architectural Festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations. WAF has selected 11 winning future projects, entered for its awards programme, which critically address the Manifesto issues. These challenges span diverse topic areas, including climate, energy & carbon, water, ageing and health, re-use, smart cities, building technology, cultural identity, ethics, power and justice. WAFX Prize is sponsored by GreenCoat© heralding the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts.

October 5, 2017

Winner "Green Architecture" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is a Winner Of the prestigious American Architecture Prize 2017 " Green Architecture Category" Aside World-leading firms As Aedas.


Architecture changes lives as well as landscapes. AAP – The American Architecture Prize™ is set to become one of the most respected awards in the industry and aims to showcase the phenomenal talent and vision displayed by architects all over the world. We believe great architecture is about creating a lasting design that will remain for generations while inspiring people and enriching their lives. Innovative buildings, designs and landscapes can help redesign the way we live our lives for the better and enable us to make the most of the space we have.

September 29, 2017

Contemporary Wooden Tower by Visi

Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte has designed an aesthetically arresting experimental smart building made almost entirely from wood as part of the Plan B: City Above the City competition. Bagging first prize at Rethinking The Future Awards 2017 and a finalist at the World Architecture Festival 2017, this proposed sustainable design will be situated in the heart of Ikory in Lagos, Nigeria’s wealthiest residential suburb. 

September 1, 2017

尼日利亚:“城上城”木楼 by Archcy

喀麦隆Hermann Kamte and Associates事务所完成了“城上城”竞赛方案,设计了尼日利亚拉各斯的木质大厦。项目位于城市中心的Ikory区,这是拉各斯最热门、富裕的住宅区。这个木质结构设计成为该国绝无仅有的一个,具备智能和可持续性建筑特点。作为非洲人口最多的城市之一,拉各斯拥有1600万居民,对于建筑师而言也具有特殊的吸引力。这一木质建筑将屹立在城市中央,超越周边的同类建筑。

August 4, 2017

Tall Timber by Timber Design & Technology

Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA) recently unveiled their plans for a striking wooden tower in Lagos as part of the City above the City competition (Plan B), an international initiative created by Metsä Wood, which challenges architects and designers to explore alternative uses of wood in the urban context. 

July 14, 2017

1st Prize "Residential - Concept" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

Happy to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Win the First Prize Awards At Rethinking The Future 2017 " Cathegory : Residential (Concept) Aside World-leading firms As Gensler.


Rethinking The Future (RTF) was born from the idea of creating a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks on to the solutions for the need of the era i.e., Climate Change.

RTF is a hub of services for architecture and design. RTF is working to develop an architectural language that would ‘sustain’ and ‘survive’ the impacts of climate change taking sustainability one step ahead.

July 7, 2017

Shortlist Revealed For World Architecture Festival Awards 2017 by Archdaily

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for their 2017 awards slate, featuring 434 projects ranging from small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects. The world’s largest architectural award program, the WAF Awards year saw more participation this year than ever before, with a total of 924 entries received from projects located in 68 countries across the world.

July 5, 2017

Finalist "Residential - Future Projects - Supported by GROHE" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

We are Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates With Lagos's Wooden Tower Have Been Shortlisted For The World Architecture Festival 2017 Aside World-leading firms including BIG, Heatherwick Studio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Paul Viguier & Associés and Viñoly Architects.


The World Architecture Festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals. WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate learn, exchange and be inspired. Attend the only global architecture festival that combines: Awards, live judging, conferences, networking, parties, Berlin city tours, exhibition, gala dinner and more. 

June 30, 2017

Lego Lunch by AD African Design Magazine

Lego Lunch is a Fast Food/Restaurant designed by African architects, Hermann Kamte & Associates, built using recycled shipping containers (20 feet), in Siauliai, Lithuania. Conceive as a modular and replicable structure, each module is independent and can be easily reproduced.

June 20, 2017

Lagos Wooden Tower by CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II

Contents Include:
South Beach Towers, Singapore
Bioclimatic Comfort Design for High-Rises
Supertall Elevator Maintenance
River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment
Talking Tall: Modular High-Rise
Tall Buildings in Numbers: Tall Timber – A Global Audit
Debating Tall: Replace the Thompson Center?
Ask a CTBUH Expert: Emerging Challenges of Tall Building Foundations

June 8, 2017

Wooden Skyscraper Concepts by Trendhunter

Cameroonian architecture firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates are planning to develop 'The Native Skyscraper' -- a stunning wooden sky scraper with a design inspired by Africa's iconic Baobab trees. With growing urban populations, architects are tasked with finding sustainable solutions for cities attempting to address urban growth while simultaneously reducing their environmental footprint. 

May 27, 2017

Lake Chad Is Disappearing. Architects Have A Bold Plan To Save It by Evonew

Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte is looking at ways to save the lake from drying out. According to his firm, the disappearance of the lake would impact over nine million people nearby, and indirectly, 30 million people in the region.

May 27, 2017

E Il Futuro Green Del Lago Chad by 

L’architetto camerunense Hermann Kamte ha trovato il modo di inserire il suo amore per la filosofia nel suo ultimo progetto, intitolato Rigenerazione del lago Chad. Incuneato fra gli stati centroafricani del Ciad, Camerun, Nigeria e Niger, il lago Chad costituisce uno dei maggiori sistemi idrografici del continente africano (al 4° posto per dimensioni) e si ritiene sia il residuo di un mare interno che anticamente avrebbe ricoperto un’area di circa 300.000 km².

May 19, 2017

HKA's Latest Sustainability Project Envisions A Green Future For Lake Chad by Designboom

cameroonian architect hermann kamte incorporates his love of philosophy in his latest ‘regeneration of the lake chad’ project. having observed the ecosystem’s patterns, kamte deduced that ecological catastrophes have resulted in the disappearance of fauna and flora and will soon dry out the lakes of the sahara desert. 

May 15, 2017

Hermann Kamte by The Architectural Reviews 

Proposed by Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte with the intention of softening the predominantly concrete cityscape of Lagos. The load-bearing structure is composed of laminated veneer lumber, and rises above an existing four-storey residential building. 

May 14, 2017

Hedzranawe Clinic by Livinspace

The Hedranawe clinic is intended to guarantee fluidity and a seamless spatial interrelationship between its main functions. It will be a safe environment for patients, medical team and other users and workers.

May 13, 2017

Wooden Skyscraper In Lagos by The Architectural Review

New materials continue to stimulate innovations in skyscraper design. The development of laminated timber has facilitated the construction of unprecedentedly tall wooden buildings, culminating – so far – in an 18-storey student residence at the University of British Columbia, completed last year.This 21-storey residential tower, proposed by Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte with the intention of softening the predominantly concrete cityscape of Lagos

May 1, 2017

Lagos's Wooden Tower by 88 Designbox

Designed by Hermann Kamte & Associates. Lagos's Wooden Tower will be a smart and sustainable building with the striking wooden structure in the heart of Ikory, the most popular and the richest residential site of Nigeria.

April 26, 2017

An Experimental Smart And Sustainable Wooden Tower In Lagos by Livingspace

Cameroonian Architecture practice Hermann Kamte & Associates, recently shared with us their shortlised entry for the city above city architecture competition, organised by Metsawood, which drew to a close late last year.

April 20, 2017

Bronze Trophy "Architecture, Building And Structure Design" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower

Proud to announce that HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates has won the Bronze A' Design Award for "Architecture, Building and Structure Design" category with our proposal "Lagos's Wooden Tower in Lagos, Nigeria" - 2017


A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success. A' Design Award & Competition aims to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future.


April 17, 2017

Green-Roofed Wooden Tower In Lagos Maximizes Daylight And Natural Ventilation by Inhabitat

This green-roofed wooden tower planned for Lagos features a perforated envelope inspired by indigenous cultures of the area. Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the experimental structure as an alternative to the massive concrete buildings that dominate the city. By contrast, the wooden tower emphasizes passive design principles that marry indoor and outdoor living.


April 2, 2017

Lagos’ Wooden Skyscraper by World Construction

Often overlooked in favour of glass, steel and concrete, wood is now being used in unexpected places including skyscrapers. Patrick Kingsland spoke to Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte about his plans to build a wooden tower in the heart of Nigeria’s capital, Lagos.

February 3, 2017

African Project by AD African Design Magazine

lagos, consisting of 16 million inhabitants, is the most populated 

city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. situated 

in the heart of ikory, the most popular and the richest residential 

site of nigeria, lagos’s tower by hermann Kamte & Associates is 

the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and 

sustainable building. 

February 1, 2017

Hermann Kamte by Archiplume

Hermann  KAMTE  est  un  jeune  architecte  camerounais  et  autodidacte passionné de culture générale. Né à Yaoundé en 1992, en 2010 il déménage à Ngaoundéré pour étudier les sciences physiques. En 2011, il commence à Lomé (Togo) des études en architecture.



bottom of page