Adjaye & Associates

International Finance Corporation Global Headquarters

Interface Engineering is providing conceptualization, engineering and design services for a new 55,000 sf, high-performing headquarters for the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. This facility will be the first net-zero headquarters building constructed on the entire African continent.

Dakar, Senegal

Adjaye Associates

Building Size:

55,000 sf


Seeking Zero Energy Certification

The building has been designed to minimize energy consumption and waste while providing superior indoor air quality for the employees. The IFC Dakar Headquarters will include a reception area, open and closed office space, conference facilities, an employee cafeteria, and a first-floor parking garage. In response to the International Finance Corporation’s commitment to sustainability and high performance, our team has made energy efficiency the main focus of our design efforts. Sustainable design features include: natural ventilation; radiant cooling; underfloor air; a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery; daylighting and occupancy lighting controls; fixed solar sun shades; and a photo-voltaic (PV) roof shading system.

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