Projects by Issue - January/February 2016

PAM GOLDING ON MAIN

The design strategy was to create a simple and bold architectural intervention that would address and re-inforce the pedestrian and retail environment of Kenilworth Main Road.

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THE MIRAGE

Situated on the border of the historic De Waterkant and Bo Kaap districts in Cape Town, The Mirage is a contemporary mixed–use development that faced the multi-faceted challenge of erecting a modern building in a sensitive heritage area.

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THE TOWERS

The redevelopment of The Standard Bank Building, now known as The Towers, on Cape Town’s Foreshore ranks as one of the most important and ambitious refurbishments in the City for decades.

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TOUCHSTONE HOUSE

FWJK Developments identified a significant shortage of sectional title offices for sale in the Cape Town City Centre and was offered the Touchstone House Development.

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BARCLAYS AFRICA - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

The new space is home to a small group of talented young software developers specialising in the design and development of high-end mobile and web-based solutions within the unique context of the developing African market.

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Projects by Issue - November/December 2015

BRIDGE PARK

A joint initiative between developers Rabie Property Group and Growthpoint Properties, the Bridge Park office buildings represents a substantial investment in the new mixed-use Bridgeways precinct of Century City, Cape Town.

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ETV HEAD OFFICE

ETV is a rapidly growing, free-to-air television station nationwide and, therefore, central to the brief for the feasibility study, was the requirement to relocate and house the station’s Cape Town operations.

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LIFE HILTON PRIVATE HOSPITAL

Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s largest private hospital operators, recently opened the doors to its newest hospital – Life Hilton Private Hospital based in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal.

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RIDGE 6

Ridge 6 is the seventh office development FWJK has developed within the Ridgeside Office Estate in Umhlanga.

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PROPERTY 24 - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

Property24 required a new head office space that reflected their fresh, energetic, dot-com brand, whilst still maintaining the highest levels of practical functionality for this high-end, technology based company.

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Projects by Issue - September/October 2015

MULTICHOICE CITY

South Africa’s premium broadcast provider, has recently extended its primary campus in the Randburg CBD with a brand new facility boasting a Green Building Council 5 Star Design Certification.

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ILLOVO EDGE PHASE 3

Following the successful development of the award winning Illovo Edge Phase 1 and 2, MBPP undertook the development of Illovo Edge Phase 3.

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PALM ROYALE

The third apartment block in the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort in Century City, has proved to be a runaway success with all 58 apartments having been sold.

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AMALFI

Replacing a former low-rise hotel building, the development is unique in Cape Town - with each level made up of double volume floors with mezzanine levels.

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TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

The new head office was to reflect the global corporate identity of Total while at the same time remaining local and African. A new corporate identity for Total Africa was recently developed and this is portrayed through the interiors.

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GRANT THORNTON HEAD OFFICE - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

Grant Thornton, the fifth largest auditing, tax, outsourcing and advisory firm in the country, called upon Giant Leap’s interior expertise to successfully merge both of their Johannesburg offices under one roof.

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Projects by Issue - July/August 2015

85 GRAYSTON

A striking multi-faceted building that sits prominently on the northern side of Grayston Drive, creating a highly visible landmark from all approaches.

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DIAMOND WALK

The existing sophistication of Sandton City has been raised to another level with the addition of Diamond Walk, which houses stores of some of the world’s most exclusive brands.

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NOVARTIS HEAD OFFICE

The brief required a contemporary building to house a new head office for Novartis. The architecture needed to be in line with Novartis’s International profile.

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REWARDSCO

Zenprop Property Holdings and Rewardsco collaborated as joint venture partners for the development of this new landmark office located in Ridgeside, Umhlanga.

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THE EDGE

The Edge, developed by Omnicape Property Fund, is a state-of-the-art, 9-storey commercial building located on Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley.

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PREMIER HEAD OFFICE - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

The new 3,400 sqm Premier head office is set in a modern office building, and the various business functions have been spread over each of the 3 levels.

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Projects by Issue - May/June 2015

17 PARK LANE

This building has been rated 5 Stars and is, as far as the GBCSA is aware, the first Chapter 9 Institution in South Africa to be green star SA rated.

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AFRIHOST HEAD OFFICE

An exciting example of the potential to be found in outdated commercial buildings. Architectural vision and the dynamic support of the client have created a vibrant and inspiring workplace.

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MEDICLINIC MIDSTREAM

This hospital combines the latest in medical technology and finishes to set the benchmark for future medical developments in South Africa.

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NEWTOWN JUNCTION

The Newtown Junction mixed-use development in the west of Johannesburg’s CBD forms part of the city’s ambition to revitalise the Newtown area - a precinct already undergoing significant regeneration - and long established as the cultural heart of the city.

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THE POINT

Drawing on their retail design experience, Louis Karol realised that, as always, a shopping mall, no matter what the size, must be able to be immediately understood by the shopper.

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MICROSOFT HEAD OFFICE - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

Microsoft is located in Bryanston, off William Nicol. The building was previously designed and built by GLH Architects.

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Projects by Issue - March/April 2015

ATRIUM ON 5TH

Atrium on 5th proves that existing buildings can be sustainable and an example of how an ageing building can be reinvented as one of the most eye-catching buildings in Sandton.

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CHEVRON HEAD OFFICE

The project stands out in terms of innovative use of concrete and aluminium cladding and its five star green rating, which addresses issues of sustainability by lowering energy usage.

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FNB ACACIA HOUSE

FNB consolidated some of their Durban offices to the new 4 Star Green rated building that is located at the top of Umhlanga Ridge with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean.

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THE WATERSHED

The project was conceptualised as a collection of individual buildings under the cover of the existing shed, thus approaching sustainability through a passive design strategy.

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SANTAM CORPORATE OFFICES - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

Santam continues its successful relationship with Inhouse Brand Architects in the refurbishment of its offices in Durbanville.

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STANDARD BANK MARKET SQUARE - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

In 2013, Savile Row Tailored Environments was requested to design the new Market Square Facility for Standard Bank’s recently completed 30 Baker Street building in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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Projects by Issue - January/February 2015

15 ALICE LANE SOUTH

The building is a simple rectangular shape with a particularly interesting façade and external creativity to make this yet another iconic landmark in the heart of Sandton.

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ALICE LANE PHASE 2

Located in Alice Lane in Sandton, Alice Lane is a 4 Star Green Star SA rated office property being developed in three phases at a cost of R1.7 billion.

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MATLOSANA MALL

Klerksdorp, the regional centre of the Northwest Province, gains a premium retail and leisure destination.

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ROSEBANKMALL

The new-look Rosebankmall has almost doubled the GLA of the existing shopping centre to create a critical mass of retail for the precinct.

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STEYN CITY CLUBHOUSE

Nestled in the heart of Johannesburg forming part of a 1,000ha residential estate, Boogertman + Partners has been given the opportunity to change perceptions in golf club design in South Africa.

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IINET CONTACT CENTRE - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

This creative and dynamic working environment, designed by dhk, successfully creates a zany taste of Australia in the heart of Cape Town.

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COMAIR SLOW LOUNGE - NEW INTERIOR FEATURE

Comair recently added a very stylish and comfortable addition to their existing lounge for passengers to enjoy whilst waiting for their flights at Cape Town International Airport.

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Projects by Issue - November/December 2014

90 GRAYSTON

The distinctive and ever changing façade of 90 Grayston is set to establish this building as a Sandton landmark.

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QUAYS

Although the architectural tone is modern, an intentional sense of historic progression and growth is represented by changes in colour and massing and the variations in the fabric of the buildings.

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TRAM STREET OFFICES

Achieving maximum rentable building area on a small site, was a major design challenge. The design solution is a compact plan form with a vertical extension up to the limit of height restrictions.

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RUIMSIG CENTRE

An example of a successful upgrade that transformed an outdated community shopping centre into an attractive retail destination.

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Projects by Issue - September/October 2014

102 RIVONIA ROAD

Developed by Eris Property Group and designed by Boogertman + Partners, 102 Rivonia Road is situated within the heart of Sandton’s business district.

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2929 ON NICOL

The Samsung head offices were a part of a R135 million, three phase office park development project, taken on by the well renowned development company, Zenprop Property Holdings

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OXFORD TERRACE

The building, which has been recently been completed, comprises 2,600m² of office space in three storeys plus a double parking basement accommodating a total of 92 vehicles plus storage areas.

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THE ODYSSEY

Designed by MLB Architects, the building features a modern, sophisticated design with state-of-the-art finishes. The aesthetic is sleek, streamlined and contemporary.

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Projects by Issue - July/August 2014

PORTSIDE

The development capitalises on the magnificent panoramas of

Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

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JINDAL MINING HEAD OFFICE

The new head office is designed to cater for future expansion of the Jindal Africa group and provides a total floor area of around 4,300sqm.

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NEW MILITARY HEALTH BASE DEPOT FOR THE SAMHS

The Depot is a formation within the South African Military Health Service responsible for the acquisition, stockpiling and distribution of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.

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TOP BILLING DREAM HOME

The design expresses a distinctly modern African attitude that is current with today’s demands of fast paced city living.

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Projects by Issue - May/June 2014

NO 1 SILO

The new No 1 Silo office building at the V & A Waterfront has been awarded a 6 star Green Star SA rating for design.

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NO 1 AND 3 BRIDGEWAY

Each building encompasses good passive design principles, having both been awarded a Green Star 4 star rating.

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CRADLESTONE MALL

The mall opened its doors in Mogale City in November 2013, with more than 200 stores offering unparalleled choice to shoppers.

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KPMG PHASE II

The new KPMG East Campus in Parktown, Johannesburg is an R820 million project being implemented over three phases.

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Projects by Issue - March/April 2014

44 ON GRAND CENTRAL

A Green building with design aspects that draw inspiration from the adjacent train lines and the business of the main tenant, Gautrain.

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CELL C HEAD OFFICE

Cell C Head Office makes a highly visible statement and cements the company as a major mobile phone operator in South Africa.

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KENAKO MALL

The name Kenako – meaning “it is time” – is more than appropriate as the shopping centre is seen as long overdue in the area.

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SASOL INFRACHEM LABORATORY

The Infrachem Laboratory Building is a significant laboratory serving the Sasol Petro Chemical Industry and Sasol R&D Complex.

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STRAUSS DALY PLACE

The brief was to design a contemporary and iconic office building that would attract blue chip tenants and shareholders.

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Projects by Issue - January/February 2014

ALICE LANE - PHASE ONE

Situated on the corner of 5th Street and Fredman Drive, the building, occupied by Standard Bank, Marsh and Virgin Active amongst others, affords magnificent views and good exposure.

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ENDRESS+HAUSER

Endress+Hauser might be the catalyst to ignite a rejuvenation of this precinct as it now stands as a fresh new beacon in the area.

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GRUNDFOS HEAD OFFICE

The building is an iconic architectural statement, reflecting the Grundfos worldwide ethos.

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PROCESS ENGINEERING

The University of Stellenbosch’s Process Engineering Department presents a contemporary face to the Stellenbosch streetscape.

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TOWER MALL

The mall opened in an area where the primary catchment comprised more than 250,000 people and supplied a need which had been long awaited.

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Projects by Issue - November/December 2013

BLUE ROUTE MALL

Blue Route Mall seeks to set itself apart from established centres that use traditionally themed architecture as a design crutch.

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GRANTLEIGH TITANIUM LEARNING CENTRE

The unique Grantleigh TLC (Titanium Learning Centre) was recently awarded an Architectural Category Commendation Certificate from the South African Institute of Steel Construction.

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HOTEL VERDE

Owner and project team alike are passionate about sustainability and are using the hotel and its cutting edge innovations and technologies to demonstrate what can be done towards a more sustainable future.

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Projects by Issue - September/October 2013

STANDARD BANK, ROSEBANK

At the edge of Rosebank’s urban district, a new landmark has emerged - the stylish new addition to the Standard Bank of South Africa’s Johannesburg Campus.

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SMG ROCKS

The key design feature of the project was the MINI brand’s retro, funky and fun attitude, which can be experienced in all MINI cars.

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INTERNATIONAL PENTECOST HOLINESS CHURCH

Designed as a structure to house and entertain the youth of a large congregation, the Youth Centre has developed as a source of inspiration for the community.

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PEARL VALLEY 334

The design approach to the project was to focus on the use of Natural organic materials such as timber and stone.

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Projects by Issue - July/August 2013

AUTO AND GENERAL HEADQUARTERS

Aesthetically, the building was to draw on classical principles of form and order whilst still representing the forward thinking culture of the organisation which is very contemporary.

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INGONYAMA TRUST BOARD HEADQUARTERS

ICA Architects & Urban Designers were appointed to develop the site in order to meet ITB’s requirements. It was a two phase project, the first of which saw the restoration of the villa and the second phase saw the construction of new offices on the site.

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ONE ON HERRWOOD

A 12 storey luxury apartment building comprising 98 residential units situated prominently on Umhlanga Ridge, Durban. The building is composed of a range of apartment typologies in response to changing market conditions

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DE WET HOUSE

The site is positioned in the heart of Bantry Bay, on the slopes of Lion’s Head. Views to the east are of Sea Point and Robben Island in the distance.

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Projects by Issue - May/June 2013

ILLOVO EDGE - PHASE 2

Illovo Edge is one of the premier business addresses in the Sandton suburb of Illovo. The development represents the latest thinking in responsible development as well as cutting edge technology.

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PLATINUM SQUARE

Platinum Square is a contemporary retail centre located in Rustenburg, North West Province. This 32,000 sqm development is located around one of Rustenburg’s bustling commercial hubs.

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SAGE VIP

2013 SAPOA INNOVATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNER - OFFICE CATEGORY

The building has been awarded 4-Star GreenStar SA Design certification and also aims to achieve a 4-Star As-built certification

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TFG DESIGN CENTRE

The modern box office space is set out on a simple grid to enable efficient parking in the semi-basement and offer well-lit open plan office space on three floors above.

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Projects by Issue - March/April 2013

DISA PRIMARY SCHOOL

The school’s design is multi-functional, and promotes education through its design approach; it encouraged community industry during its construction and promotes sustainability by utilising appropriate design principles and materials.

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ELLERINES

New and interesting challenges present themselves in the design of these ‘mega structures’ which will precipitate fundamental review of entrenched and the application of new technologies which will determine new building forms.

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PARKLANDS COLLEGE, SANDOWN, SECONDARY FACULTY

The new secondary faculty campus has been designed in response to the most recent thinking in education so as to offer pupils subjects and facilities that have not previously been available.

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PODIUM AT MENLYN

Podium at Menlyn has become the gateway to the Menlyn node, which is to become an A-Grade business hub with in excess of 300,000sqm of mixed use development including retail, offices, hotels and residential units being planned.

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SAPS 10111 RADIO CONTROL CENTRE

The new R100 million South African Police Service (SAPS) 10111 Radio Control Centre is a world-class facility, built primarily to improve on SAPS response times and provide a significantly improved and more efficient call out rate to the country.

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Projects by Issue - January/February 2013

ALEXANDER FORBES HEAD OFFICE

The project, which has been accredited with a 4 star Green Star Design V1 rating,

is essentially an office building but incorporates many additional staff facilities. The new building replaces the existing head office for Alexander Forbes.

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KAGISO SHOPPING MALL

The mall was awarded the coveted Retail Design & Development Award from the South African Council of Shopping Centres, which recognises exceptional shopping centre design together with its economic success.

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SMG SOUTH COAST

The SMG (Sean McCarthy Group) motor group has grown over the years and has recently opened their new facility in Shelly Beach to cater for the rapidly expanding area on KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast.

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THE HERSCHEL

The Herschel is a stand alone, upmarket residential development in the heart of Claremont, Cape Town. The building is an ultra-contemporary, 7-storey apartment block which offers a paired-down simplicity while maintaining its elegance.

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