Welcome to “the Bauhaus in the Tropics”. Developed by British architects in the 1940s, Tropical Modernism is a unique style of mid-century architecture which brought the clean lines of European Modernism to the hot, humid conditions of West Africa. From its colonialist beginnings, we trace how the style was adopted by newly-independent Ghana in the 1960s to become a symbol of freedom, modernity and progressiveness. Weaving archive footage, contemporary location shots of key buildings, and interviews with architects of the time, this film reflects on the legacy of Tropical Modernism, and its lessons for a climate-conscious future.