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Extension Parliament Building - Oranjestad, Aruba
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 12° 31.101 W 070° 02.214
19P E 387338 N 1384093
Quick Description: The Extension Parliament Building is located at the back of the main Building of the Aruba Parliament in Oranjestad. It as the shape of a cocolishi, a shell that can be found on the beaches of Aruba.
Location: Aruba
Date Posted: 1/12/2019 2:32:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMZW6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
"After being awarded this prestigious project by the SOGA, Albo successfully carried out the extension of the governmental administrative office. The oval-shaped building houses offices and boardrooms used by the ministers and the prime minister of Aruba. The design is based on a ‘Cocolishi’, a shell that can be found on the beaches of Aruba. As a result, each floor level has somewhat less floor surface than the one(s) below.

The project required detailed planning, which included connecting the new office space with the existing building and the creation of passageways between the old and the new structure. Details highlighting the older building methods used in the existing building, a registered monument, were incorporated into the design and attractively put on display.

The new building is constructed around a concrete core shaft. The interior has been colorfully decorated. The curtain wall is composed of colored aluminum profiles, panels and glass."

Our first two photos were taken from the top of the Willem III Tower.

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Building Address:
Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 72
Oranjestad, Aruba

Is it open to the general public?: no

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 3/6/2017

What is the name of this building?: Extension Parliament Building

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