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Salima town assembly civic offices in Malawi (SCDP IV)

Project information:

Name: Secondary Centres Development Programme Phase 4 (SCDP IV); Salima town assembly civic offices 


Location: Salima, Malawi


Year: 2002-2005


Financing: German-Malawian Financial Cooperation through KfW-Entwicklungsbank


Status: Completed


Partners: GITEC Consult (lead), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development


Our contribution: Architectural design and construction supervision, energy efficiency measures, assistance with vocational training and hygiene components, maintenance training



  • Overall: Construction of the new civic offices extension of salima town and rehabilitation of the existing office building

  • Programme: Offices, chamber hall, sanitary areas, external works


Energy efficiency measures:


  • Thermal mass (locally produced earth bricks) to balance internal temperature

  • Ventilated roof

  • Natural cross-ventilation in all offices and the chamber via windows (manual control)

  • Vegetation in the courtyard allows for evaporative cooling

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