Project Description

The site for the proposed parliament of the Burundi Republic is located in Gitega about 2h drive away from Bujumbura and covers 7ha of land. It is strategically located on the city outskirt characterized by a green valley and mountain streams overlooking down the site. The aim was to create continuity between the building and the surrounding amazing landscape through forms and the choice of colors. The new parliament will mainly be comprised externally an open planted esplanade parking lots & seating areas, and internally office spaces, conferences & meeting rooms, Senate Room, restaurants, café etc. The roof dome covering the Senate Room is a reinterpretation of the surrounding sky line. To accommodate big international summits, and to avoid having official guests to commute between the parliament and external hotels, a four star hotel of 100 rooms was proposed as an annex to the parliament. In addition to hosting big meetings, this new development will help create a snowball effect into the surrounding areas as a driving force for future sustainable developments.

To minimize the long-term running cost of the buildings, the concept of sustainability was carried out throughout the whole complex taking into consideration the use of natural daylight and ventilation.


Project location: Gitega, Burundi

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