U.S. Embassy — Port Moresby
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Illustrations: Krueck Sexton Partners
A rapidly expanding Papua New Guinea economy increased U.S. investment and business interests. This caused the program of an already under-construction embassy to become inadequate.
We joined the KCCT project team as design architects for the expanded Embassy campus, including an office annex, Marine residence, landscaping, and other facilities for the Embassy community.
Building orientation and shading were optimized to reduce solar heat gain from the intense tropical sun. External sun shades, pervasive in local building construction, shade the expansive windows and provide a low-glare environment.
The design is largely a climate and place-driven solution defined by its civic quality and approach to sustainability and human comfort.