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contemporary in its use of glass, yet responsive to the environment with its use of sun-shading devices, this building provides a progressive design for the ministry of health. the sweeping form gestures towards the queen’s park savannah, port of spain’s prominent central park. the curve is analysed in relation to the sun. the metal panel and glass exterior cladding are easily accessible for maintenance along external catwalks, which also support the sunshading devices. the design is informed by its programmatic requirements and context as it relates to site geometry, scale and landscape.

project client: udecott
project architect: acla:works
civil + structural engineers: phillips engineering
mechanical + electrical engineers: enco
quantity surveyor: skinner & joseph qs practice
project management: london street project company
area: 14,300 sq. metres
function: office building
location: port of spain, trinidad
status: unbuilt