indigo building

maputo, residential

Located at Mao Tse Tung Avenue, the building is born out of the necessity for new housing at a prime location in the city of Maputo.

The implantation permitted to turn the habitations to one of the city best views. A rule of composition was developed to comprehend an adequate building identity for the city, and the necessities of the city population.

A major architectonic aspect of the building is the reinterpretation of a particular element from the local buildings of the 50’s – the balconies with sun blocking elements. This reinterpretation took this elements to a new level, which, in association with its reorientation and varied dimensions, compose the façade, giving birth to a sculptured and unique image.

Indigo Building is under construction.

location
Maputo, Mozambique

design year
2014

area
4015m2

collaborators
Rui Romero
João Couto
André Malheiro
Tiago Ranhada
Isabel Meira Rodrigues
João Andias Carvalho
Hélio Pinto Alves

 

foundations and structures
Sopsec

hydraulic engineering
Sopsec

mechanical engineering
Layout

electrical engineering
Layout

security
Layout

 

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