Yost Grube Hall Architecture
U.S. Embassy: Maputo
The Embassy and its grounds have been designed to cope with and take advantage of the region’s intense sunlight while providing optimal security.
Client: Yost Grube Hall Architecture and Allied Works Architecture
Building Size: 165,172 sf
Project Cost: $253 million
Seven new buildings on a ten-acre site will make up the new embassy compound for staff and visitors. The Interface design team provided full design of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security, telecom and fire/life safety systems.
The team focused on a three-pronged strategy of energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and water use reduction to create a plan for a self-reliant embassy compound capable of power generation and water storage/treatment. Striving to preserve the harmony inherent in the architectural design, the team implemented strategies to reduce the compound’s impact on the environment, including:
- High-Efficiency Air-Cooled Chiller
- LED Lighting
- Solar Shading
- Chilled Beams
- Supply Air Temperature Reset
- Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures
- Solar Water Heater for the Swimming Pool