How may the “imported” co-exist with the “resident”? The program demands working-living environments for international business people, within the turmoil of the new founded republic. The design problem brings along a set of contradictions; security-easy access, monumentality dissolution, paranoia-naivety; which need to coexist in a schizophrenic structure. Our response is a decontextualized utopian box that houses the “imported” life-style of the inhabitants above the ground level, but connects to the ground via a transparent layer containing local commercial functions. The building provides flexible space for living-working, detached from the context but watching it from “safe” elevated terraces. The modular facades offer various combinations to answer safety and privacy needs of the residents.


Location: Juba, South Sudan

Year: 2012

Program: Office + Commercial + Residential

Area: 12000m²

Client: Arech Motor Co. Ltd.

Design Team: Onur Ozkoc, Heves Beseli, Ali Y. Ozdemir, Fadime Yilmaz


© 2016 Motto Mimarlık // Motto Architecture


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