The Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) is a landmark building in Togo’s capital city Lomé. It consists of two elements, connected by a bridge symbolising the link between the fifteen member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Thes thirteen-story building rests on a basic structure composed of fifteen elements, which also stand for the member countries. It is dedicated to African women, as represented by a three-meter-wide sculpture depicting three figures, a mother, a sister, and a daughter.
The patterned conference room rotunda suggests an inverted gourd and a fountain makes a feature of the essential element of water.
The project is one of Atepa’s personal favourites and he later applied the same architectural and symbolic gesture in his design for Yundum International Airport in Banjul, the Gambia.