Hactor Kabo Malete The Worm Integrated Center
The Worm Integrated Center is Iron Design Award winner in 2022 - 2023 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
The Worm Integrated Center

In the history Botswana's culture, Mophane worm has always been one of the local delicacies. The design concept was inspired by Mophane Worm. The geometric form of the building mimics the body shape of the worm. This Worm lives its life as a worm on Mophane Tree. This relationship between Mophane Worm and Mophane Tree was translated into how the building relates to the natural vegetation surrounding it. The building's connection to nature and natural landscape was crucial in the design. Furthermore, the use of local natural material evokes the character of Tswana vernacular Architecture.

The Worm Integrated Center
Hactor Kabo Malete The Worm
Hactor Kabo Malete Integrated Center
Hactor Kabo Malete design
Hactor Kabo Malete design
Hactor Kabo Malete

Hactor Kabo Malete is a Motswana Architect, born and raised in Botswana. He did his studies in Architecture in South Africa at Nelson Mandela University, in Gqeberha. Hactor has just over twelve years of work experience. He is currently based in East London, South Africa where he’s been running his own Architecture firm for just over a year to date. His firm does projects around Africa, mainly in South Africa and Botswana. To Hactor, Architecture is not only a profession, but a calling to a greater purpose in life.

Hactor K. Malete

Hactor is a professional Architect with just over 12 years of work experience. Originally born and a citizen of Botswana. He completed his Architectural studies (M.Arch Prof.) in Nelson Mandela University, South Africa in 2010. email: