U.S. EMBASSYNouakchott, Mauritania

Project Scope

The new embassy in Nouakchott is a trendsetter among new U.S. diplomatic facilities for its sophisticated sustainable systems (solar and wind power as well as an on-site water filtration and reuse system) and for its creative use of exterior and interior materials and design to reflect the local culture.  More than half of the entire façade of the new office building features complex Islamic-inspired latticework of perforated copper (one of Mauritania’s major exports) that serves as a screen wall and provides shading in this very hot climate. The interiors feature Cherrywood paneling with aluminum accent striping, limestone floors, etched glass, and elaborate wood lattice screens.  An extensive permanent art exhibition includes works by both American and local artists in a variety of media.

PROJECT FACTS:

CLIENT
U.S. State Department


CORE MARKET
International


SERVICE
Design/Build