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About Hermann Kamte : Hermann Kamte is a young Cameroonian Architect, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. He works as Creative Director. He recognized as a Young Talent of the Contemporary and African Architecture through major projects. One of which is ‘Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Abebe Court Tower, Lagos – Nigeria’ which enjoy series of international Awards and Famous Media coverage such as “The architectural Review” or “UK Financial Times”. Hermann Kamte is The Winner of several international awards including but not limited to American Prize of Architecture, Finalist of the World Architecture Festival 2017 and Winner (1st Prize Cultural Identity) of the Inaugural WAFX Prize, known as the world’s most forward-looking concept. He is exhibiting the research project “Lagos’s Wooden Tower” in London (UK) from 9th February to 19th May 2018 at Roca London Gallery under the theme: Timber Rising, as one of the new generation pioneering and innovative wooden Structure.. Hermann will be delivering a keynote talk at Architecture ZA 2018 organized by South African Institute of Architect in Pretoria from 3rd to 5th May 2018, under the Theme: “We The City: Memories and Resilience." Because A Better World Is Possible. HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is an award-winning Architectural firm based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Our projects are based in Africa; including Nigeria; Niger; Chad; and Cameroon. We provide services including architecture, Design, Urbanism, Landscape, Education, Research and Development.
STATEMENT OF ART:
With a great passion for architecture, Hermann constantly feels uninspired if he is only restricted to architecture. Hernann consider architecture as well as philosophy and all other sciences. He strongly believes that a good designer has to be multi-disciplinary, capable of exploring design fundamentals and apply these ideas into his works.
A better World is Possible.

ORGANIZATION:
HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2016 | Architecture | M.Arch.
EAMAU : École Africaine des Métiers de l’Architecture et de l’Urbanisme | Lome | Togo
Thesis: Musée Africain d’Art et d’Histoire (Yaoundé - Cameroun) | Yaounde | Cameroon
Tutor: M. Bernard Fiéfonou AKOUETE, Architect & Urbanist)
M. Kossi ASSOU, Artist & Designer
Dr. Danny AYITE, Ph.D. In Engineering Science
Master Jury: M. Souleyman ZERBO, Architect | CEO, Founder & Principal Of SATA Afrique

2014 | Architecture | B. Arch.
EAMAU : École Africaine des Métiers de l’Architecture et de l’Urbanisme | Lome | Togo
Thesis: Musée Africain d’Art et d’Histoire de Yaoundé (MAAHYA) | Yaounde | Cameroon
Tutor: M. Ambroise ADJAMAGBO, Architect
M. Basile KOUDJO, Civil Engineer
Master Jury: M. Achille NDONGO NGUENDIA, Architect | Deputy Director of Architecture at MINHDU Cameroon

EXPERIENCE:
2017-, Creative Director at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates, Yaounde/Cameroon
2016-2017, Architect Office Manager at Urbatech Conseils, Yaounde/Cameroon
2016-2016-, Frelance Architect at Agence ATRIUM, Lome/Togo
2015-2016, Frelance Architect at Agence TATA-I, Lome/Togo
2014-2014, Frelance Architect at GE Architectes et Partenaires, Lome/Togo
2013-2013, Intern Architect at LOUXOR, Lome/Togo
2012-2012, Intern Architect at SARI CONSTRUCTION, Lome/Togo

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2018, Abebe Court Tower / Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Roca London Gallery | London | UK
2018, Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Utopia International Design Exhibition | ShenNonTaiYangCheng | China
2017, Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Shenzhen International Convention& Exhibition Center | Shenzhen | China
2017, Lagos’s Wooden Tower | 40 x 40 EExhibition Budapest | Budapest | Hungary
2017, Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference | Mumbai | India
2017, Lagos’s Wooden Tower | A’Design Awards & Competition | Come | Italia
2017, Lagos’s Wooden Tower | EAMAU | Lomé | Togo
2016, E-CANVAS | Tirana Architeture Week | Tirana | Albania
2015, Chalk Game | Child Friendly Public Space | Ivano-Frankivsk | Ukraine
2014, Water Is Life Top 100 Exhibition | ZVHSK | Varnishing | Berlin | Germany

EVENTS:
2018, Speaker | Lagos’s Wooden Tower | LafargeHolcim Next Generation Lab | Zürich | Switzerland
2018, Speaker | We the City | ArchitectureZA & South Africa Institute Of Architect| Pretoria | South Africa
2018, Speaker | Comment Construire Des Villes Intelligentes ? | Urbinitiative Talk #1 | Douala | Cameroon

AWARDS:
2018, AR Standard, MIPIM/AR Future Project Awards, Cannes/France
2018, Finalist, Inspireli Awards 2017, Moscow/Russia
2018, Shortlisted, WA Award 27th Cycle
2017, Winner, WA Award 26th Cycle
2017, 1st prize Cultural Identity, WAFX Prize - World Architecture Festival, Berlin/Germany
2017, Winner, American Architecture Prize, New York/United States Of America
2017, 1st Prize, Rethinking The Future Awards, New Delhi/India
2017, Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Berlin/Germany
2017, Bronze A'Design Award, A'Design Award, Come/Italy
2016, Semi-Finalist, Inspireli Award
2016, Short-listed, Plan B : The City Above The City, Espoo/Finland
2016, 1st Prize, Tirana Architecture Week 2016, Tirana/Albania
2016, 1st Prize Jury, Master Degree II, EAMAU, Lome/Togo
2015, 1st Prize, Healthcare Workshop, EAMAU, Master Degree I, Lome/Togo
2015, 1st Prize, House Estate, Master Degree I, EAMAU, Lome/Togo
2014, Finalist, Dia Summer Pavilion, Dessau/Germany
2014, Short-listed, Foundation Jacques Rougerie, Paris/France
2014, Short-listed, The Future of the Conservatory, London/England
2014, Top 100, International Competition:Water is Life, Berlin/Germany

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2018, Afrique Magazine | Lagos Wooden Tower | Paris | France | March
2018, African Review | Lagos Wooden Tower | London | United Kingdom | March
2018, House & Leisure | Lagos Wooden Tower | Cap Town | South Africa | January
2018, Simply Green | Lagos Wooden Tower | Cap Town | South Africa | February
2018, Science & Vie | The Forgotten - Dead Or Alive | Issy-Les-Moulineaux | France | February
2018, Muy Interesante | The Forgotten - Dead or Alive | Mexico | Mexico | January
2018, Landscape | Pixa | Dubai | United Arab Emirates | January
2017, Earthworks | Lagos Wooden Tower | Cap Town | South Africa | December
2017, South African Property Review | Lagos Wooden Tower | Johannesburg | South Africa | November
2017, 4IR For The Earth | Lagos Wooden Tower | London | United Kingdom | November
2017, Curve | Lips Bench | Beirut | Lebanon | September 2017
2017, Timber IQ |Towering Above The Rest | Bedfordview | South Africa | September
2017, Australian Timber Magazine | Abebe Court Tower | BroadView | Australia | August
2017, Timber Design & Technology | Tall Timber | Dubai | United Arab Emirates | August
2017, African Design Magazine |Lego Lunch | Johannesburg | South Africa | June
2017, CTBUH Journal | Abebe Court Tower | Chicago | USA | June
2017, Design Build Review | Wooden Skyscraper | London | UK |April
2017, African Design Magazine | Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Johannesburg | South Africa |February

2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower", Inhabitat, http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-wooden-tower-in-
lagos-maximizes-daylight-and-natural-ventilation/
2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower", DesignBoom, http://www.designboom.com/architecture/hermann-kam
te-and-associates-wooden-tower-lagos-the-city-abov
e-the-city-01-04-2017/, January, New York/USA
2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower",WORLD BUILD 365, https://www.worldbuild365.com/news/traceox0t/build
ing-architecture/5-of-2016s-very-best-african-arch
itecture-projects, January, London/England
2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower", GLOBAL CTBUH News, http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/481
0/Article/4540/language/en-US/view.aspx#!, January, Chicago/USA
2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower", TECHTITT, http://www.techitt.com/nigeria-hermann-kamte-assoc
iates-revela-projeto-torre-madeira/, January, Lisbonne/Portugal
2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower", ARCHIEXPO, http://projects.archiexpo.fr/project-239851.html, February, Marseille/France
2017,"Lagos's Wooden Tower", LIVIN'SPACE, https://www.livinspaces.net/projects/architecture/
experimental-smart-sustainable-wooden-tower-lagos-
hermann-kamte-associates/, February
2017,"E-CANVAS", TIRANA ARCHITECTURE WEEK, http://tiranaarchitectureweek.com/winners.html, October, Tirana/Albania
2014,"Ateroidea", Foundation Jacques Rougerie, http://www.jacquesrougeriedatabase.com/Projects/pr
oject/258/0, December, Paris/France

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2017, EAMAU, Archiplume, Lome/Togo
2016, Universiteti Polis, Polis newsletter, Tirana/Albania

BOOKS:
2017, African Design Magazine, 96 pages, Gregg Cocking, Johannesbourg/South Africa
2017, Design Build Review, nridigital, London/England
2016, Trace the Evolution of Staircase Design, 76 pages, Eestairs, Perréon/France
2015, Unbelievable Challenge Book, 372 pages, Ruukki, Helsinki/Finlande

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
French, Native
English, Professional

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Archicad + Add ons + Plugins, Expert
Rhinoceros 3D + Add ons + Plugins, Intermediate
Grasshopper 3D, Novice
T-Spline pour Rhinocéros, Intermediate
VisualARQ, Avanced
V-ray pour Rhinocéros, Intermediate
Artlantis Studio, Expert
Twinmotion, Expert
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Intermadiate
Adobe Photoshop, Expert
Illustrator, Expert
Indesign, Advance
3Dsmax + V-ray + Itoo Software, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2016, Speaker | Student, Tools & Research | EAMAU | Lome | Togo

COLLECTIONS:
2018, Abebe Court Tower / Lagos’s Wooden Tower | Roca London Gallery | London | UK

HOBBIES:
Economy, cinema, music, astronomy, oceanography, zoology, etc.

WEB SITE:
https://www.hermann-kamte.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hermann-kamte/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-26 09:44:23

COUNTRY:
Cameroon

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Hermann Kamte


Lagos's Wooden Tower Residential Building

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2016
Hermann Kamte for Hka | Hermann Kamte & Associates

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