The Cite Gouvernementale plan derives from a locational plan arrangement, which was developed for this site during an earlier phase of thinking. There fore the location of
many of the main buildings and their singular typology were already defined. Also the relationship of the ministry buildings as a campus of buildings accessible from a number of gates was also defined. Our approach to the new master plan is to see it however as a major urbanisation project which has the opportunity to define the future of the Centre of Brazzaville. Thus the anchor space within the overall master plan becomes a main Public Hub / Piazza which is fronted by the main Gate Building to the East, and the new Shopping Centre to the West. The project not only offers public buildings accessible to all, but also a kind of formal public space that currently does not exist in Brazzaville.