National University Of Science & Technology

Bulawayo, Zimbawe

With a population of over 10 million and a high priority given to education, the Government of Zimbabwe committed to the rapid development of a new University. We were invited to join local architects, Mwamuka Mercuri & Associates to provide the specialist expertise needed to design a state of the art educational facility.

Our involvement covered a wide range of specialist inputs from detailed sector studies – defining the architectural and urban design themes – to design team co-ordination and project management. When completed, the University will provide Zimbabwe with a significant symbol of achievement.

  • Masterplan for new education district
  • New University for 9,500 students
  • Designed for rapid implementation
  • Phase 1 academic buildings total 2 million sq m
  • 90,000 sq m of Applied Science & Industrial Technology teaching space
  • Provision of a wide range of specialist expertise, including:
    • Preparation of detailed building briefs for each faculty & support facilities
    • Design guidance for building groups in central development zones
    • Design optimises passive shading systems & stack ventilation
    • Design team co-ordination & project management