Saturday, September 21, 2019

Embassy for the European Commission


2002 – 3,0mil USD

In the early 2000’s,The embassy of the EU found themselves overcrowded in a house on Ave Zimbabwe in Maputo. We found them a piece of land on the Ave Julius Nyerere and proposed to construct and embassy dedicated to the EU.

The brief was pretty concise and various aspects such as tight security had to be considered. The site is a very steap slope with major challenges and we opted in our design to again lift the building and construct a ramp down to a lower parking level to give the EU the required parking numbers. We designed a contemporary building with two levels above this, 600sqm each to total 1200 sqm of GLA. The building has spectacular views to Inhaca from each and every office in the building.

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