With over 2,320 architectural masterpiece projects dotted across the entire universe, only a handful of these magnificent edifices gain prominent attention and global recognition for their unique quality and distinctive designs.
Raking in accolades for its astounding feat of achievement stands Nigeria’s No. 1 luxury real estate company, Sujimoto Group, which has been earmarked by the renowned Spanish luxury building materials manufacturer Porcelanosa as the only real estate company from Africa to make its exclusive list of developers with the best projects from around the world.
Within the space of 8 years, Sujimoto Group has positioned itself as the famed class captain of the ‘global community of luxury bricklayers”. This recognition comes on the heels of setting a recognized industry standard for luxury living in Africa while wearing its crown among the top 20 developers to be a part of the esteemed Porcelanosa International Project Award (PIPA) 2023.
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Porcelanosa Group, the 50-year-old iconic Spanish conglomerate renowned for manufacturing, distributing, and retailing luxury building materials, among a wide range of other products, through its annual ritual of searching for the best companies in the world with exceptional project designs, has chosen Sujimoto’s audacious project, LucreziaBySujimoto, the 15-floor architectural masterpiece deemed “the curves of Banana Island,” as an incredible edifice worthy of attention.
Sujimoto’s inclusion in this esteemed list is a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence, scattering all rules and setting new standards for unrivaled luxury in the Nigerian real estate sector. With an unwavering dedication to extreme opulence and unmatched quality, Sujimoto’s current masterpiece, the Lucrezia de Medici, emerges as a symbol of architectural brilliance.
L-R Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele (GMD Sujimoto Group), and David Ibañez (Country Manager, Porcelanosa Group) during a visit to Sujimoto
HQ in Lagos, Nigeria.
The ‘Talk of the Town’ project serves as a testament to an exceptional team of designers and architects, both local and international, who meticulously studied how the Nigerian elites desire to live in their own villas, understanding their expectations and creating their desires through a first-of-its-kind architectural prowess of stacking villas on top of each other, creating a vertical estate that houses magnificent maisonettes and two of Africa’s best penthouses in the skies of Lagos.
The LucreziaBySujimoto, Africa’s most luxurious and extravagant skyscraper, which was the brainchild of Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele (GMD Sujimoto Group), was born from a visionary dream to revolutionize and elevate the essence of luxurious living in Nigeria. Inspired by the 16th-century Italian Renaissance and fashioned after the Duchess consort of Ferrara, Lucrezia de’ Medici, one of the most prestigious queens of her time. The Lucrezia project draws inspiration from the noble woman; her embodiment of elegance and ultimate sophistication, which were influenced by her royal bloodline.
Emerging as a resplendent symbol of architectural brilliance, while captivating hearts and minds with its ethereal allure, the Lucrezia nestles in the shimmering curves of Banana Island, Nigeria’s most affluent and most desired neighborhood that is home to billionaires like Abdul Samad Rabiu, Sayyu Dantata, Mike Adenuga, amongst a host of other managing directors of multinationals, as well as ambassadors. Within this realm of sophistication and ultimate luxury is Lucrezia, a soaring odyssey at the height of opulence.
From its glazed GRC façade and uniquely designed ceilings to its specially designed Zaha Hadid sanitary wares that can only be found in the best hotels in Dubai, every contour of the project expresses the curvy attributes of the beautiful Lucrezia de Medici, with remarkable designs whispering tales of meticulous craftsmanship and extreme luxury for the discerning few.
Adorned with 21st-century amenities never before seen in a residential building in Nigeria, from the lobby to the master bedroom, the LucreziaBySujimoto leaves an indelible footprint of visionary artistry while creating a lasting impression that defies description.
The Lucrezia dusts off the records of several impressive firsts, including being the first building in Nigeria with a glass-reinforced concrete (GRC) facade and housing Africa’s first-of-its-kind interactive lobby. Additionally, it features Africa’s pioneering virtual golf bar with over 2500 courses where customers can express the Tiger Woods in them. Lucrezia is also the first building in Africa to have over 48 electric vehicle charging stations, the first of their kind on the continent. The Lucrezia also showcases a one-of-a-kind, fully furnished private IMAX cinema room with a Bang & Olufsen standard electronic system.
Through a feat of collaboration guided by the visionary elegance of the late Nobel Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, Sujimoto has maintained an unparalleled synergy with the renowned Spanish conglomerate Porcelanosa Group in refining the boundaries of luxury living, leaving an indelible mark on LucreziaBySujimoto with the rarest and most exquisite materials.
The LucreziaBySujimoto site workers receiving the delivery of unique, high-quality building materials during construction.
Sujimoto stands as the only developer in Africa to uniquely use such high-level pieces in all its apartments at the Lucrezia while offering such a high level of class and style, providing residents with a level of luxury typically found only in 5-star hotels globally.
As the vibrant city of London stands still in the month of June 2023 for the second edition of the PIPA awards 2023 under the slogan “Designs for unforgettable moments”, Sujimoto’s audacious project LucreziaBySujimoto will take center stage in the category of distinctive multi-unit residential design that crosses all the T’s and dots all the I’s based on a wide range of set criteria including location, infrastructure and transport access, integration into the environment, originality of the concept, technical and architectural quality, services offered, innovation, sustainability, corporate staff involvement, response to market demands, financial performance, occupancy, and the impact of the project on economic convergence.
This article cannot be complete without describing the Lucrezia penthouse, which is poised to compete as the best penthouse in Africa. A triplet penthouse that delivers its resident a front-row seat with the most spectacular 180-degree view of the beauty of Ikoyi and the endless ocean. Still on the market for as low as $14 million, this is the first penthouse in Nigeria with a suspended pool on the 14th floor, the first penthouse with a private golf garden, a private cinema, and a private gym, as well as the first penthouse with a private smooth elevator that zips at 3.5 meters per second.
Also, the penthouse features a full home automation system delivered by the ‘Rolls Royce of automation’, Crestron, allowing its residents to control lighting, blinds, security, music systems, alarms, and entertainment devices with just the touch of a button. Not forgetting a fully fitted German-American dry and wet kitchen that comes with flawless Calacatta marble tops, subzero refrigerators, wine cellars, ultra-modern ovens, and coffee makers.
The Lucrezia Penthouse, which has been impeccably designed for a perfect balance between glamorous contemporary living and investment functionality, also features the Louis XIV Club. A private membership club that unlocks the privilege to witness an unrivaled bouquet of services while indulging in the purest form of luxury.
“In creating the Lucrezia, our intention was to build the best living experience any HNI could ever dream of. This is why we visited the best penthouses in Dubai and the best homes in Cape Town; we came back armed with the right team of experts, ensuring we cross all the T’s and dot all I’s in the delivery of the most luxurious building any human being can ever wish for”.
– Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele
Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele, the Managing Director of Sujimoto Group, is recognised as the Czar of Luxury Real Estate Development and the mastermind behind renowned projects such as the Giuliano, LucreziaBySujimoto, Sujimoto Twin Tower (the tallest twin towers in Africa), Queen Amina by Sujimoto (a monument to royal affluence), LeonardoBySujimoto (a magnificent high-rise), S-Hotel (Nigeria’s unique hospitality address), Ìlú Titun (Nigeria’s No. 1 most affordable luxury housing), and GiovanniBySujimoto (Africa’s most exclusive waterfront townhouses). Some of which have etched an indelible imprint on Nigeria’s skylines, a testament to their unrivalled mastery of modern-day engineering.