African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 28

protected from the elements. Deep recessed façades prevent solar gain, while skylights reflect light deep into floor levels and into communal learning and social spaces cutting on artificial energy costs. The use of low maintenance materials and exposed concrete slabs and structural walls create a more sustainable building yet enhance its ability to educate on ‘how it has been made’. All finishes externally and internally have been considered in their longevity and aesthetic appeal to the user. PROJECT TEAM The completion of the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning at the University of Science & Technology building is another perfect execution and dual completion by Italtile and Kerry McNamara Architects from Windhoek. The chosen European products were Atlas Concorde Zone White 60x60, 550m2 and Studio Black matt 60x60, 900m2 for the ground floor. For Italtile, concluding the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning project was a proud progression to future projects and an accomplishment to be proud of. 28 CLIENT: Namibia University of Science & Technology ARCHITECTS: Kerry McNamara Architects Inc PROJECT ARCHITECTS: Rowan McNamara, Kevan McNamara, Kobus Smit CIVIL & STRUCTURAL: Urich Consulting Engineers ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL: EMCON Consulting Group QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Wicks, Goosen & Pineo Contractor: Namibia Construction URBAN DESIGN: Urban Design Studio Namibia PHOTOGRAPHY: Arthur Peuckert Click image