• Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design
  • Company/Firm
    Image Three Sixty Designs Ltd (Kenya)
  • Lead Designer
    Susan Kabue
  • Photo Credit
    Mutahi Chiira
  • Developer
    African Population and Health Research Center

“Ulwazi” a boutique hotel, whose name is derived from the Zulu word for “knowledge” was built to serve the training and accommodation needs of APHRC, Africa’s premier research institution and think tank.
In a bid to hold true to APHRC’s spirit of championing the African continent, the design narrative is centered on showcasing the culture and traditions of the four biomes of Africa: Savanna, Tropics, Desert and Coast through a design theme dubbed “Tembea Africa” which translated in Swahili means “Travel across Africa”.
The guest experience throughout the boutique hotel is a rich and authentic journey across these four biomes within a contemporary setting. Savanna grasslands are represented by a pastel palette ranging from straw and taupe with hints of sage. The fertile and forested Tropics are manifested by the forest greens, charcoal, moss, and cedar shades. African deserts are depicted by ochre, red, saffron, and tan colors while a combination of ocean, teal, ivory, and turquoise schemes portray the beautiful Coastal areas. In tandem with the selected African landscape, accessories were sourced from local artisans from the specific regions.

Image 360 Designs Limited is a professional Commercial Interior Architecture outfit set up in 2005 in response to the growing need for professional Interior Design services in the region. We take pride in our knack for delivering cost-effective, non-standard, and aesthetic purpose-designed solutions that support our Clients’ business objectives as well as creating environments that embody their core corporate values. In 2014 we were awarded the prestigious International Property Award for Best Office Interior in Africa.

Other prizes
International Property Awards-2013-2014-Best office in Kenya International Property Awards-2013-2014-Best office in Africa