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Offices for Bührmann & Partners
Windhoek, Namibia



Recipient of an Award of Excellence from the Namibian Institute of Architects

Award Citation

The project, a private office for a firm of consulting civil engineers, serves as billboard for its owner/ users. A minimalist use of materials and structural daring in their employment has called for a synergetic relationship between architect and client so as to realise a pristine object. This is a contemporary expression where everything comes together at the right place in the right time, making it seemingly easy. It is not only an excellent practical engineering solution to the client’s brief but also solves all architectural aspects, done with a strict discipline, in a meticulous manner. The project is an exemplar of the strength of a trusting relationship between the engineer, architect, client and builder. The panel of assessors confers the project with an Award of Excellence.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.