The One & Only paving choice

Enviro-CorobrikatCT-sOne-OnlyThe newest addition to Sol Kerzner’s One & Only Resorts stable was opened last year at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. In this project, Corobrik clay pavers were used over an area of about 5 000m²: at the main entrance of the hotel and continuing down the stairways, around the Marina Basin and to the spa and Villa Islands in the landscaped grounds.

Darryl Pryce-Lewis of Waterfront Landscape Architects says the paving colours and designs were selected by Bensley Design Studios, an architectural design company based in Thailand. Pryce-Lewis supervised the implementation locally.

He adds that the paving designs created for the project are exclusive to the resort. “Each villa has a unique paved entrance, designed specifically for its surrounds. No other villa in the world will share this pattern.

“Although the design of the paving was unique, the look and feel had to be sympathetic with the hard landscaping finishes used in the Waterfront precinct and the De Hoop Red pavers’ rich red colour and texture provided the link.”

Four different types of Corobrik pavers were selected: 50mm Wheatstone pavers with gravel hues typical of the wineland soils; 73mm De Hoop Red pavers with deep red, near burgundy tones; 73mm Autumn pavers in rich golden hues with ironspot flecks; and 73mm Rustic Blend rich red-brown pavers with flashes of blue.

The contractor, Andre Hauptfleifch of Pro Asphalting, says this was a challenging project to execute. “Although it was medium-sized, it was complex and the highest quality finish was non-negotiable. There were several factors to take into consideration and we worked closely with the architect to ensure that the design of the paving met the overall requirements,” he says.

In addition to their aesthetic value, the excellent flexural strength and enduring quality of the clay brick pavers will ensure their long-term performance

Previous story
keyboard_arrow_upNew ‘green’ acid cleans concrete
keyboard_arrow_downNew ‘green’ acid cleans concrete

Another new product available from Chryso SA is a safe, synthetic acid which can be used in place of hydrochloric acid for cleaning concrete handling equipment, readymix concrete vehicles, drums and extension chutes. Environmental Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) of the USA has appointed Chryso SA and Sharkcrete, jointly, to handle the Southern African distribution of its synthetic acid, Syntech. Sharkcrete has integrated its operations into the Chryso organisation and Sharkcrete's Bradley Booth will be working with the Chryso team in developing the business.

Next story
keyboard_arrow_upProfessional courses on Green Star rating
keyboard_arrow_downProfessional courses on Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa continues to run its Green Star SA accredited professional courses on the use of its green star rating system for office buildings – Office v1. Courses are coming up in Cape Town and Johannesburg in April.

keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps – tailor made for the mid-capacity segment
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps – tailor made for the mid-capacity segment

Johnson Controls has launched its Amichi Series of Chillers and Heat Pumps into the South African market. With capacities of 45kW up to 260kW it’s the perfect fit for the local mid capacity segment – it marries the price benefit of a scroll chiller with the increased control a direct current (DC) inverter offers for […]

keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar – a total solution for access control
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar – a total solution for access control

Turnstar Systems has its own in-house powder coating plant at its 7 700 square metre factory in Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upSustainable design is a ‘green’ light for long-term cost-savings
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable design is a ‘green’ light for long-term cost-savings

The challenge facing ‘green’ building in South Africa focuses on convincing clients that many of the additional costs associated with sustainable design are recouped within a fairly short period of time. Tenants are now demanding that buildings are either Green Star rated, or at least designed according to sustainable design principles. “We are moving from […]