Maun International Airport, Botswana
The existing terminal facilities at Maun International Airport, Botswana are inadequate to handling the ever increasing travel needs of the region and are unable to accommodate the large tourism potential of Botswana, particularly around Chobe National Park and Moremi Wildlife reserve in the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland deltas, in the north.
The new airport facilities are planned to meet this growing demand and our concept proposal presents a phased approach to 2040 that can be implemented in stages that suit the future growth demands of the region. Our design proposal will act as a symbolic icon and world class gateway into the striving tourism town. Due to the relatively hot and dry climate, the exterior rammed earth walls are an extremely effective, low cost, sustainable building alternative which offer self-cooling properties and a finished aesthetic which relishes within the context. The smart roof design, means that large overhangs act as sun blocks, minimising the demand for artificial cooling thus providing a long term economical option. The interior design strategy is reflective of the region with local artwork incorporated throughout. This high quality, world class proposal aims to give passengers a glimpse and vision of the African lifestyle from the moment they land, to the moment they depart the region, enticing their want to return.