In mid 2006, ATO Architects was introduced by Dolphin Works Limited to the management of Avamptcorp Nigeria Limited to provide Architectural Design services for an office development in Oniru Estate of Victoria Island, Lagos. Prior to that time, the executive directors of Avamptcorp had been in discussions with a South African Architectural firm and were seeking for a competent indigenous firm to collaborate with.
The client’s intention was for a state-of-the-art office building providing training facilities and virtual office spaces to corporate businesses in Lagos metropolis. After some discussions Avamptcorp commissioned ATO Architects fully to revise the original concept drawing and provide pre and post contract service up to building completion.
ATO Architects pulled together a team of structural and building service engineers to develop construction documentation. Construction commenced mid 2007 and was completed in May 2009.
The building has 2400sqm of rentable office space on 3 floors. The 1st floor has 16 training rooms while the 2 upper levels open spaces for flexible partitioning. Parking space for 40 cars was provided on the ground floor. The building was fitted with modern mechanical and electronic facilities such as: an 8 passenger lift, access control, central air-conditioning, CCTV, burglar alarm systems, photo sensor automatic doors, automated entrance gate and intercom.
The building was designed to have a minimalist look. Large terraces were introduced on the front facade to add life to the building. An accented leaf-green colour highlights the terraces and contrast with the frameless curatain walling system. Emphasis was placed on optimizing available land space.