The textures present throughout Maputo are reinterpreted, establishing a hierarchy of spaces and linking the exterior and interior of the intervention. Parts of the building are raised to avoid flooding and distinguish the role of these spaces. The central community gathering space is open to the public as is the bank’s hall to the north of the site. This central space serves as the turntable for the storage facilities to the South of the site and the Bank and community facilities to the North. As a covered public space it doubles as a stage and place for civic discussion. In this instance, the central stair core becomes a balcony which projects onto the stage.