Simple and smart solutions to climate conditions create a functional design that provides an honest aesthetic within a budding new CBD in Gabarone.
The Smart Offices were designed as the first phase of a large development that is becoming an urban design node for Gabarone. The commercial and retail components form a large mixed-use precinct in the new CBD of Gabarone, where the offices are positioned to clearly define the urban street edge of the development.
The Smart Offices have a functional layout with two wings around a central covered courtyard space, and clean floorplates to accommodate a variety of office layouts. The character of the building is defined by the use of solar screens on various facades and floating parasol roof slabs. These design elements give the building an honest aesthetic appropriate to its context, as the building aims to provide functional space while providing environmentally sustainable, comfortable and well-lit internal spaces for the inhabitants.