João Paciência

headquarters epal alvalade

  • Year 2012 | ...
  • Location Luanda, Angola
  • Typology Offices
  • Area 43.750sqm

New Headquarters of Epal de Luanda, in Alvalade (Maianga).


In its genesis it was determinating the limited space available, the presence of a high water tank that is "embraced" by him, thus opening its front to the two main avenues.


To characterize the building's image, we used the concept of "double skin ventilated floor by floor," favoring the big visual transparencies, and some dematerialization of the built mass.


In addition to the workspaces, the building integrates generous areas for possible public use ,namely areas of temporary exhibitions and multipurpose auditorium.