Black Star Gate, Accra, Ghana



1961

Independence-era architecture in Ghana marked a break with traditional British forms and coincided with the modernist movement in architecture which valued functionality and clean lines over ornamentation and decoration.

The Black Star Gate was one of the projects commissioned by Kwame Nkrumah to signify the sovereignty of the new country of Ghana.

It was commissioned to mark the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ghana.

It was undertaken by the Public Works Department in Accra and completed in 1961.


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