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Winner 2020 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / Commercial, High-Rise

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  • Project Title

    I&M Bank Offices Kigali


  • Winning Firm

    Planning Systems Services Limited


  • Lead Designer

    Jim Archer and Trevor Andrews


  • Awarded

    WINNER, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Commercial, High-Rise
  • Project Location
    Kigali, Rwanda
  • Project Status
    Under development
  • Client
    I&m Bank

  • Other Credits

The project is a landmark in the heart of Kigali. 6 detailed design proposals were completed before settling on the final design. The brick exterior was inspired by the excellent brick industry in Rwanda and expertly built by ROKO who have years of experience building in brick in Uganda.
The atrium diffuses quality natural light and ventilation to the floors whose balcony accesses give maximum subdivision pliancy-useful in a city where businesses wanting to rent may not be big enough to fill a floor. The roof is a massive solar energy harvester and rainwater catchment area.

Credits: A computer rendered view of the completed building with roof garden views across the city and countryside