Corporate Office Complex ASO HQ – Abuja 2012
The 10,000sqm site for this project is strategically located within the Central Business District at a major road intersection. The brief was to provide a befitting corporate HQ building with a series of support functions/spaces on no more than 50% of the original landmass.
The solution sought to articulate the established brand and dynamic identity of the organization in a built-form that responded to relevant design parameters – commercial viability, aesthetic value, energy-efficiency, and building lifecycle.
The final scheme which totaled about 13,000sqm GFA, rose to a maximum of G+9 floors of commercial office space and a single basement to offer about 90 spaces (17 spaces are provided at grade). This provides for both landlord operations and tenanted occupancy.
Other spaces a gym, a crèche, a rooftop restaurant and amenity zone amongst others.
The striking shade-screen systems provide a very distinct skin vocabulary, and coupled with the orientation and formal massing and orientation enable the proposal passively engineer a climate sensitive response.
Overall designed building efficiency of circa 81.45% - BCO Guides put success commercial office design efficiency at between 78% and 85%.