Architecture That Merges Tradition and Technology
The cultural significance of the dune and delta to Botswana have been embraced in the design of the Icon building. These have been the conceptual driver since the inception of the project. The embodied characteristics of these landscape features have remained visible and prominent in the form of the project, most notably with the building massing, the facade expression and the landscape planning.
A Central Building Designed for Collaboration
The central building of BIH is defined by the interaction of the businesses within the building, taking form in three distinctive bars connected by elevated bridges.
Blue / Laboratories
The primary spaces of the Northern bar house state of-the-art biotech laboratories. Key tenants are Ministry of Health and Department of Forensics. BIH has partnered with a local Financier for Laboratory equipment fitting out.
Peach / Amenities
The primary spaces of the Central bar house the amenities for all tenants. The amenities not only support the tenants, but also function as a central space for collaboration and conversation.
Brown / Offices
The majority of the office spaces are concentrated in the Southern bar. The open office plan allows for flexibility in space sizes and function, accommodating each tenant as they grow.
Bridges / Connection Spaces
The bridges provide physical and social links between each of the bars. Overlooking courtyard amphitheaters, the bridges are designed with spaces for interaction and discussion.