A 50-year architectural snap shot

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There are times when the correction of a blunder can prove to be particularly helpful. Thus, I much appreciate the kind soul who advised me that it was Dada Croce of Cons-Com Botswana who designed the two giant black and white ministerial office blocks in Gaborone with Ian Marshall of Dalgleish Lindsay being responsible for the three other contrasting blocks, Finance and Development Planning, Local Government and Police. With the 50th anniversary around the corner, it is important to get such basic facts correct.

That said, the  anniversary does provide an opportunity for us to look at the architectural scene and to see how we started in 1966 and how we have ended up after those 49/50 years.

The government enclave in Gaborone is not a bad place at which to start with those three hugely contrasting ministerial blocks -  that is the four protectorate designed buildings setting a decent standard with which to begin, leading on to Croce and Marshall and then of course to the latest generation of government buildings in the main CBD.

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