The Cube is a commercial complex located in Nairobi, Kenya with a striking full glass façade and cantilevered roof over an open outdoor space.
The project tackled sustainability in the early phases of the project by carrying out building simulation modeling to assess daylighting, glare and ventilation impacts to optimize the building performance.
Given the large amount of glass desired by the designers, extra focus was given to lighting efficiency, high performance glazing and solar PV. Ultra-efficient water fixtures were used to minimize water consumption proving how significant and impact this initiative can make. Beyond EDGE the building will have a large focus on sustainable waste management.
The Cube has achieved an EDGE Advanced Preliminary Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
External Shading Devices, high performance thermal glass, occupancy sensors, solar photovoltaics, Low Energy Lighting
Water efficient showers, toilets, and faucets
Floor and roof concrete filler slab, External and Internal Walls – Stone Blocks – Machine Cut Unpolished, Finished concrete floor
The Riverside Cube Kirichwa Grove Road Nairobi, Kenya
Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate
August 1, 2021
Floor Space (m2)
Total CO2 Savings (annually)
Green Business Certification Inc.