Project Name: August 26 Logistics Warehouses and offices
Client: August 26 Logistics
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Project Cost: N$ 30 million
August 26 Logistics is a subsidiary of August 26 holdings (PTY) Ltd. Thus through growth and expansion needed more office and warehouse space for storage, hence the conception of the above project with the main emphasis on a sustainable building which also uses the UBM innovative construction systems. The design offers an ultra modern facility with low maintenance building materials to ease maintenance cost to the client. The structure is a fusion of face brick clad as well as off shutter concrete wall surfaces integrated with glass and steel structures, however respecting the site conditions and architecture.
The design intended to integrate the office and the warehouse through opens transition spaces and pause areas. The other main goal was to achieve flawless haulage interlink truck traffic circulation system within site. Lighting energy and water conservation measures with abundant windows allows for daylight to enter and minimizes lighting consumption. LED lighting and energy efficient lighting, lighting controls-light sensors for occupancy and daylight sensors will be used, along with photovoltaic daylight harvesting with lights that dim when sufficient daylight is available. Water consumption will be reduced by way of using energy-saver plumbing fixtures, water efficient landscaping with an efficient, drip irrigation system, and drought resistant/ desert plant selection.