The Flower Bud: Offices and Residentials.Westlands, Nairobi

The Flower Bud
Offices and Residentials.

The Flower Bud
February 2010

OFFICES AND RESIDENTIAL
MUSA GITAU ROAD,
WESTLANDS,
NAIROBI
KENYA

Conceptual Design

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

1.0 INTRODUCTION

‘The Flower Bud’ will be a unique blend of offices and residential units located in Westlands, off Waiyaki Way along Musa Gitau Road.
This area is suitable for high end residential and corporate offices such as the new Deloitte and Touche corporate offices along Musa Gitau road .

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

The unique design is inspired from a flower bud, signifying new life and natural beauty.

2.0 THE SITE

The site is located less than 1 km from Waiyaki Way along Musa Gitau road.
The site is less than 2 minutes drive from the prestigious Westlands Shopping Centre where all social amenities can be found.
The prestigious Deloitte and Touche offices are also located along Musa Gitau Road.

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

The site sits within the prestigious Lavington area off Waiyaki Way. This is the most prestigious land in East and Central Africa in terms of value.

3.0 THE CONCEPT

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

The Brick –red section shows the part of the building next to Musa Gitau Road.
This area is Public and has a very high human traffic. This area has been zoned for commercial activities such as shops, offices and restaurants.
The area in grey is more private and has been zoned for the residential 1 and 2 bed roomed units.
The front area has a public swimming pool at the restaurant and the back area has a private swimming pool for Residents.

CIRCULATION AND PARKING.
Ample parking space has been provided off Musa Gitau road.
Pedestrian circulation is circular and there is access all round the building.

LIGHTING AND VENTILATION.

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

The Building has been designed to allow for natural light and cross-ventilation in all the rooms. The tentacular design allows for air and natural light to move naturally inside the rooms thus saving on mechanical lighting and ventilation costs.

SUSTAINABILITY.
Use of Solar power for external lighting on L.E.D bulbs and water heating is envisaged. Grey water will be recycled to be used for landscaping the gardens.
Deep balconies and use of tinted window film will shield the interiors from direct sunlight.

4.0 THE MASTERPLAN

FUNCTIONS AND AREAS

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

BLOCK A:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: Supermarket
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: Supermarket
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: Office
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: Office
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: Office
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
TOTAL: 581m2.

BLOCK B:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: Bar & Restaurant
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: Bar & Restaurant
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: Office
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: Office
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: Office
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
TOTAL: 581m2.

BLOCK C:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: Shops
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: Shops
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: Office
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: Office
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: Office
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
TOTAL: 581m2.

BLOCK D:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 3 No.
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2 No.
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2No.
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
TOTAL: 581m2. 17 No. Units

BLOCK E:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 3 No.
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2 No.
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2No.
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
TOTAL: 581m2. 17 No. Units

BLOCK F:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 3 No.
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2 No.
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2No.
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
TOTAL: 581m2. 17 No. Units

BLOCK G:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 4 No.
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 3 No.
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2 No.
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 2No.
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: 1 Bedroomed units 1 No.
TOTAL: 581m2. 17 No. Units

BLOCK H:

Area
Ground Floor:140m2 Usage: Shops
Ist Floor:140m2 Usage: Shops
2st Floor: 110m2 Usage: Office
3nd Floor: 81m2 Usage: Office
4rd Floor: 50m2 Usage: Office
5th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
6th Floor: 30m2 Usage: Office
TOTAL: 581m2.

TOTAL FLOOR AREA =581 X 8=4648m2.

PHASED CONSTRUCTION.

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

The project can be phased into phase 1 and Phase 2.
Phase 1 will contain half the commercial blocks[BLOCK B & C] and half the residential block[BLOCK D &E].
Phase 2 will contain the rest[A & H-COMMERCIAL] and [F& G-RESIDENTIAL].

SURROUNDING BUILDINGS

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu -Waiyaki Way | Westlands NBI

From Westlands New Shopping Centre

Frank Gichuhi.
Architect.
www.a4architect.com
+254 721 410684
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Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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