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3bd Architects Concept Design for Bollorée Logistics Offices, Lubumbashi, DRC by mbachi kaluba

Bollore Logistics has hired 3bd Architects to lead the Feasibility Design (RIBA Stage 1) process for the new New Bollorée Logistics Head Offices in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

We are honoured and excited about this project - The aim of the conceptual visualisation is to provoke a discussion. The concept design for the New Bollorée Logistics in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo is by no means a representation of the final building, but a suggestion of materials, atmosphere and relative size to be constructed on the existing site off avenue Shangungu.
— Mbachi Kaluba, Founding Partner, 3bd Architects.

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A Contemporary House by 3bd llp

3D visual of pool and pool house.

3D visual of pool and pool house.

A Contemporary House

3bd, as project architects, complete the outline design of a contemporary new private house in the Karavia area of Lubumbashi, DRC. The development also includes guest accommodation and shared recreational facilities. We are now preparing construction information.

Planning Design for Multi-Purpose School Hall Complete by 3bd llp

Photomontage of New Multi-Purpose Hall on Lycée Français Blaise Pascal

Photomontage of New Multi-Purpose Hall on Lycée Français Blaise Pascal

The Multi-Purpose Hall

3bd, as project architects, complete the outline design for a new multi-purpose Hall and Classroom for Lycée Français Blaise Pascal School in Lubumbashi, DRC. The proposal is designed to sit comfortably in the surrounding landscape.

The large sliding doors open onto the existing basketball court whilst the classroom block opens onto a new covered terrace connecting to the existing children's play area, walkways and classrooms behind.

NB Mining Headquarters complete by 3bd llp

Photography of NB Mining Entrance

Photography of NB Mining Entrance

NB Mining Headquarters

3bd Architects oversee the completion of a truck repair depot, warehouse and associated offices. Our on-site presence ensured the construction team delivered a building that matched the drawings and level of quality we'd specified.

Concept Design Complete for Provincial Government Offices in Lubumbashi by mbachi kaluba

Photograph of Provincial Government Offices 1:1,000 scale physical model

Photograph of Provincial Government Offices 1:1,000 scale physical model

The Idea

In developing the scheme, the building had to be split into 4 levels and 4 zones to allow for the physical separation required for security and function. 

MASSING STRATEGY ADJACENT

The new courtyard allowed us to bring natural light into the basement areas and the sculpted landscape allowed the building mass to blend into the surrounding context whilst maintaining views across to the Cathedral and existing Governor’s residence.

With the program and function in mind, we have allowed for playfulness in the sizes of perforations in the building facade to allow light and transparency into the appropriate spaces.

It will also soften, lighten and break up what appears to be a monolithic structure. Panoramic views towards the zoological gardens are maximised on the upper floors.

Copper Building Facade

The natural perforated copper cladding will age gracefully next to the composite perforated cladding. To give further aesthetic quality, the patterns will be developed in collaboration with local artists. This will result in a constantly changing appearance of the panels on the facade depending on the angle, intensity and colour of the daylight playing on them. 

Amalgam model makersWatch 3bd Provincial Government Offices Video, See more project images here