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Msasani Slipway, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Slipway is an old shipyard on the Msasani Peninsula north of Dar es Salaam CBD. From the late 1980s, FBW has been involved in the redevelopment of the shipyard into a multiuse complex, encompassing retail, a hotel, various restaurants and caf├ęs, offices and studios, a mooring site and jetty. Over time, Slipway became a famous place for Dar es Salaam residents and visitors for leisure and encounter. It is a low-threshold centre, open to all, possibly the only urban waterfront of Dar es Salaam where everyone, except for the car, is welcome. The complex consists of six individual buildings: Terrace, TingaTinga, Sun Palace, Souk, Boathouse, and recently Seaview, a four-story hotel with shops and restaurants on the ground floor. The buildings are interconnected with bridges, streets, plazas and staircases, creating public floors on the street and the quay levels.

Project Details

Name Msasani Slipway
Client Msasani Slipway Ltd
Program Commercial and Hospitality
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Date of design 1991 - 2019
Project team Antoni Folkers, Belinda van Buiten, Thierry van Baggem, Alexandra Papadaki, Saskia van Haren, Berend van der Lans, Janneke Bierman, E Kimambo

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