Plans for La Cité du Fleuve in the Congo River near Kinshasa.

A new city is under construction in the immense Congo River near Kinshasa (DR Congo). Near to the capital city, an island is emerging at great speed, with ultra-modern buildings, technology and architecture from all corners of the globe. Will La Cité du Fleuve really detach itself from the reality of Kinshasa, where things look very different indeed? Is this a project that is likely to be imitated elsewhere on the continent?

The city centre of La Cité du Fleuve as planned.

Housing on the central island

Villas as forseen on the northern island