Emantini Botanical Seedbank | PARAGON GROUP : The Architecture Company - Architects & Interiors


Emantini Botanical Seedbank

Client: Private

Developer: Private Development

Project Director: Anthony Orelowitz

Project Leader: Dewald Veldsman

Project Team: Dewald Veldsman, Mouaz Sabha

Locality: Mbabane - Swaziland

Completion Year: 2019

Gross Area: 120 sq.m.

Lettable Area: 120 sq.m.

Category: Conservation / Research

Emantini Botanical Seedbank is a small, inexpensive, beautiful and iconic building, designed to safeguard the genetic diversity of Southern Africa`s indigenous trees. The innovative use of cheap concrete blocks and elegant detailing produced an inspirational sculptural form. Located on a brownfield site that includes a botanical garden and game reserve, facilities include two refrigerated storage facilities, a laboratory and a courtyard space for functions to promote conservation efforts.