Client: Alexander Forbes Retirement Fund
Location: General Mathenge Drive, Nairobi, Kenya
The AFRF Building is a proposed mixed-use building located on a prominent site in Westlands. The retail areas are primarily located at ground floor and around a landscaped courtyard. The offices are distributed on two wings of eight and four floors connected by the services core.
The wings are laid-out to maximize north and south exposure. The roof area south of the offices (and over the ground floor retail) will be accessible for entertainment purposes. It is the intention to provide each wing with separate wet services cores so that they can be let as independent tenancies.
The wings can be further subdivided into lettable zones, one on each side of the core connection. Green building principles in the areas of site management, energy efficiency, indoor environment quality, water utilisation, emissions and the selection of building materials are proposed for application to every aspect of the design and construction process.