The Polana Gugy Palms Apartments - Maputo, Mozambique

An excusive apartment building adjacent to the prestigious Polana Hotel in central Maputo.

The architecture responds to the spectacular Indian Ocean views from its elevated position, the tropical climate and the historical influences that have shaped society.

The 5 story building comprises 44 apartments in a highly secure landscaped environment. All apartments have uniquely different planning configurations with above average parking ratios, terraces and dual kitchens.

Water links the foyer to an infinity pool and the distant sea beyond.

The buildings signature statement is its five storey foyer with an exterior of moulded concrete, perforated with openings expressing the vertical circulation within, illuminated at night with colourful LED lighting.

Material finishes include concrete, resin plaster, steel, glass and sustainable timbers.

Gross building floor area of 9 298 sq m + construction cost of $ 12 million [US]

Construction nearing completion for occupation in early 2012.

Project Architect: Robin Herbert.