UN House – Nigeria
This project started as a competition for a private finance initiative for a developer to provide a new head office for the United Nations (UN) in Nigeria, to enable the organisation to relocate from Lagos to Abuja and to co-locate at the same time. JCP, as part of the Moorhouse Properties Consortium,won the competition and led the design team. The building is comprised of three wings radiating from a core.
It is six-storeys high and includes a 210-seater auditorium.The building was designed to a very detailed brief, particularly in terms of the organisational space requirements of the UN. A detailed space plan was prepared before the design was approved and went through subsequent iterations at the end of the ptojoct two years later,reflecting the changed needs of the organisation.