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Botswana Innovation Hub Promotes Creativity & Entrepreneurship

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Aug 18, 2011 • References: shoparc and archiscene.net
A building concept designed by New York-based SHoP Architects, the Botswana Innovation Hub is a tremendous structure dedicated to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

SHoP Architects won an international design competition to create this colossal building, which is to be located in Gabarone, Botswana. The building will be a place for foreign and local businesses specializing in technology and research, and it will comprise both office and laboratory spaces. According to the designers, the Botswana Innovation Hub will act as an icon of the country's dedication to research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Featuring an interesting stacked aesthetic, the Botswana Innovation Hub takes up 279,000 square feet of space, with courtyards and gardens breaking up the different sections of the enormous structure.