African Design Magazine May 2016 - Page 12

African project Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Oshakati Open Market market development in the city centre of Oshakati reinforcing the cities vision as being the commercial capital of the North. President of Namibia, President Hage Geingob, was impressed by the architectural design of the Oshakati open market prompting him to encourage other town councils to set up similar open markets as that of Oshakati. Geingob said that the new facility is expected to boost the local economy by attracting existing and prospective businesspeople to use the premises for the purpose of conducting business. The President made these remarks during the official opening of the market. “Not only will this facility provide employment opportunities for many Namibians, it will also help serve as another front in our collective war against poverty. PROJECT TEAM Click here to read more CLIENT: Oshakati Town Council ARCHITECTS/PRINCIPAL AGENTS: Kerry McNamara Architects Inc CIVIL & STRUCTURAL: Lithon Project Consultants ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL: Lithon Project Consultants QUANTITY SURVEYOR: IDC International Development Consultancy CONTRACTOR: Jiangsu Zhengtai Construction PHOTOGRAPHY: Arthur Peuckert Click images to enlarge