The MMIE Building in Equitorial Guinea by Saraiva & Associates

Located in Malabo, the capital and the largest city of Equatorial Guinea, is the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy (MMIE) which was designed by international architecture practice Saraiva and Associates.

The scheme was born from the idea of having a building composed of two interconnected blocks, designed to receive administration and services including 12 departments with about 154 employees.The two blocks are established in parallel over a common basement floor, about 15 m apart. Both blocks are rectangular in form measuring about 44.50m x 17.5 m with a clear and deliberate formal distinction in their façades, as a response to differing thermal requirements. The north and south façades are more transparent, allowing sunlight into the building, while the east and west façades exhibit spans the entire horizontal length, and control of direct sunlight made by peaks and/or sheets of metal shade.

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