Bastos Design Award for young architects

Salon Promote 2019

While participating in the 2019 edition of the Salon Promote in Yaoundé during which Bastos Design signed an important partnership agreement with the National Order of Architects of Cameroon, our company decided to promote an interior decoration contest for young Cameroonian architects.

The objective of this contest consisted in presenting a proposal for the layout of a 4-star hotel room featuring a balance between Cameroonian traditional culture and modern style.

The winning project, designed by Frank Dongmo and Darel Fouelifack, interpreted the hotel room as a point of passage able to spotlight local cultural richness understood as both materials used and symbolism and culture.
For this project, they chose woods native to Cameroon (Sapelli, Iroko, Padouk, Moabi), Bamboo and Pouma Stone, and they also integrated abstract patterns that evoke and symbolise traditional western Cameroonian textiles.