The new headquarters of the US Embassy is made up of five main blocks and includes pile foundations of 22 m on a land of 8 hectares.
The 1,000 m long fence is made of reinforced concrete and the ground completely raised by structural embankments on a height of 1 m.
The project was implemented over 8,500 m3 of crude gravel and broken stones, 12,000 m2 of asphalt concrete pavements, 17,000 m3 of concrete, 13,000 m2 of reinforced concrete slabs, 1,900 tons of steel, 52,000 m2 of formwork, 7,000 m2 of floor and wall covering (marble, sandstone and faience) and 1,000 m2 of imported marble (45mm thick) for the front wall coverings. These coverings were laid dry using metal fixing systems. The structures of the project were carried out in strict compliance with the anti-seismic, anti-implosion, and anti-explosion technical specifications and the works performed in accordance with American standards (ASTM, ACI, AASHTO, ANSI) and according to quality control procedures.
Strict adherence to accident prevention at work has helped to achieve zero accidents.

Project details

Client: U.S. Embassy
Location: Tunis - Tunisia
Completed: November 2002
Value: 4,600,000 TND

U.S. Embassy in Tunis