The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), will be a 320,000-square-foot center for research in technology and science. SHoP snagged the $100 million commission through a competition sponsored by Bostwana's government, with its plan for a sustainable series of interconnected offices and laboratories; the BIH is designed to be the country's first LEED-certified structure. Government officials, who are still raising construction funds, hope the building will spur growth in the country's tech sector, decreasing the nation's economic dependence on diamond mining by providing a place for local and foreign entrepreneurs to incubate ideas and interact.
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The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH). Click here to view more images.