Jamaica Houses of Parliament
“OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE,” Jamaica’s motto is the central theme in this successful international design competition winning entry. The design proposes that singular elements can formulate a unified architectural vision and figuratively is referential to the formation democratically elected system of governance.
The design presents an opportunity to transform this downtown Kingston district by implementing urban design strategies focused on enhancing connectivity, revitalizing urban parks and streets-capes, introducing site sustainability innovations and introducing a clear community focused public realm for recreation and civic engagement. The design endeavors to stand as an enduring reminder of the inter-connected relationship between government and the citizens it serves.
The architecture endeavors to challenge traditional building design typologies. It establishes an iconic form that is progressive. The building form presents a clear approach towards monumental architecture while remaining respectful of the existing heroes Shrine within the National Heroes Park, the largest public park in Kingston, Jamaica.
Client: Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Government of Jamaica
Competition Team: Evan Williams, Christopher Bent, Gregory Lake and Daimian Hines
Architect of Record: Design Collaborative Ltd.
Design Architect: Hines Architecture + Design
140,000 GSF | 13,000 GSM