Eastgate

  • Eastgate is Zimbabwe’s largest commercial office and shopping complex.
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services were provided.

Our approach placed sustainability at the heart of the design, with a joined-up structural and environmental solution that would make sense in Zimbabwe’s climate.

We were appointed to provide structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services on the development of Eastgate.

We designed a forced ventilation system comprised of a filtered mechanical supply, tempered by the thermal mass of the building, with close control of the building’s internal and external heat sources. This conducts night air through the structure, cooling the concrete. During the day, the system provides adequate ventilation while absorbing heat loads without causing excessive temperature rises.

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    Arup provided structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services when developing Eastgate, Zimbabwe’s largest commercial office and shopping complex.