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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.

Maputo, Mozambique

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
Yost Grube Hall Architecture
Yost Grube Hall Architecture
Yost Grube Hall Architecture
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