COLLECTIVE HOUSING AND SERVICES
The deep lot in the center of the city allowed us to draw two parallel buildings separated by a garden.
Lubango is a city embraced by the Chela mountain range. To descend the mountain toward Tampa, at the foot of one of its mountains, we cross a winding road that draws loops along the 1000 m that overcomes the quota, until we land softly on the straight that leads us to the port of Namibe. Known as the Leba road, this work of Angolan engineering art is one of the country's ex-libris. In this project the facade facing the public road is a reference and a tribute to the road and to João Teles Grilo.
Two towers parallel to the road, based on a basement that draws an elliptical space are open to the outside and are noticeable from the street. Accesses and experiences orientate themselves to this interior space marked by transparent and dematerialized facades so as not to make space oppressive.
A bank agency, bar, meeting room and two auditoriums occupy the first 2 floors of this complex.
The remaining floors are reserved for offices in the body that faces the street and the two-bedroom dwellings in the interior body.