Apam, Ghana

The Stage for Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute

[A]FA _ [APPLIED] Foreign Affairs

"BLUE LAGOON"

Located in Ghana´s Central Region on the Atlantic coast between the fishing town of Apam and the village of Abrekum, the bamboo pavilion for Haduwa exists as a performance stage for independent theatrical experimentation, as well as a gathering space for the local communities. Made entirely of bamboo, a rarely used but widely available resource in Ghana, the roof creates a new urban presence and provides an informal meeting place at the beach. The rising and descending structure invites passers-by. During the day it becomes a trading stop for fish and fruit merchants, a shelter for fisherman working at the beach, and a place for lovers at night. 

This cultural project has become a new focal point for the local communities, representing the fragility of the art of the present.