Projects

keyboard_arrow_upRe-imagined Ferndale on Republic marries nostalgia and a breath of fresh air
keyboard_arrow_downRe-imagined Ferndale on Republic marries nostalgia and a breath of fresh air

Ferndale on Republic, previously known as the Brightwater Commons and the Randburg Waterfront before that, was initially created as a city waterfront development – a romantic notion in Johannesburg in the 1980s. The waterfront element was removed when it underwent a renovation and became the Brightwater Commons, which introduced landscaping and parks to the development, […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe all-inclusive shopping centre
keyboard_arrow_downThe all-inclusive shopping centre

BI Architects and Space Planners offers a full architectural service, from the design stage to site handover. Coupled with its experience in strategic planning and brief development, and facilities planning and refurbishment, BI Architects is in a position to partner with clients on an ongoing basis to address all of their building and property portfolio […]

keyboard_arrow_upWSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018
keyboard_arrow_downWSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018

WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are honoured that two of the firm’s projects received multiple awards – including Overall winner – at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards 2018. The winning projects included: The Sun Arena at Time Square in Menlyn Maine This […]

keyboard_arrow_upDivercity invests R2 billion in Joburg inner-city developments
keyboard_arrow_downDivercity invests R2 billion in Joburg inner-city developments

Divercity Urban Property Fund is investing R2bn in Johannesburg as part of its strategy to create thriving mixed-use inner-city precincts. This investment, the largest in the Johannesburg CBD for some years, is focused on the redevelopment of the iconic ABSA Towers Main building and Jewel City. Newly launched Divercity is an investment fund backed by […]

keyboard_arrow_upEffective smoke control solutions for these Cape Town car dealerships
keyboard_arrow_downEffective smoke control solutions for these Cape Town car dealerships

SE Controls Africa was specified by Sparq Consulting to provide the range of actuators and control solutions for the smoke control systems used at JLR Constantiaberg and William Simpson car dealerships in Tokai, Cape Town.

keyboard_arrow_upThe Regency Apartment Hotel in Menlyn celebrates grand opening
keyboard_arrow_downThe Regency Apartment Hotel in Menlyn celebrates grand opening

Latest South African hotel chain, The Regency Group, announced the grand opening of the 220 suite The Regency Apartment Hotel in Menlyn, Pretoria at the end of June. With its enviable setting and premium facilities, the urban hotel is a lifestyle destination offering both luxury and convenience to leisure and business travelers in the busy […]

keyboard_arrow_upKaytech stabilises XtraSpace storage facility
keyboard_arrow_downKaytech stabilises XtraSpace storage facility

In May 2017 Endecon Ubuntu Consulting Engineers contacted Kaytech for a solution on a differential settlement problem at a site in Centurion, Gauteng where a new branch of XtraSpace, a container storage facility, was to be constructed. Kaytech came to the rescue by supplying a revolutionary, cost-effective geogrid that ticked all the boxes.

keyboard_arrow_upLaboratories designed specifically for the education sector
keyboard_arrow_downLaboratories designed specifically for the education sector

With Malawi’s education sector booming at an exponential rate, EC Laridon has been working closely with local contractors on numerous projects over the last decade to facilitate the transition from dated British Colonial era laboratory facilities, to fresh contemporary designs with state-of-the-art facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upWSP helps City of Cape Town bring emergency desalination plant online
keyboard_arrow_downWSP helps City of Cape Town bring emergency desalination plant online

WSP – one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies on the continent – played a crucial role in the fast-tracked development of the City of Cape Town V&A desalination plant, feeding 2.0 megalitres of fresh water into the city’s network per day.

keyboard_arrow_upNew Plett Magistrates Court marks the start of communities coming together
keyboard_arrow_downNew Plett Magistrates Court marks the start of communities coming together

The new Plettenburg Bay Magistrates Court is almost complete. This concrete-framed, four storey structure enveloped by a glazed curtain wall was designed by B2 Architects and built by GVK-Siya Zama. This contemporary façade hides a very complex internal layout that accommodates four criminal courts, two regional courts, two civil courts, as well as a family […]

keyboard_arrow_upPERI South Africa rises to challenge of 92 Rivonia Road project
keyboard_arrow_downPERI South Africa rises to challenge of 92 Rivonia Road project

The main challenges posed by the 92 Rivonia Road project were varied floor heights, and a façade that integrated steel, glass, aluminium, and concrete elements. The 1.8-m-wide and 300-mm-deep ‘feature brow’ along Pybus Road was a suspended off-slab edge with a 33° column-line angle. It extends from the 2nd to the 6th floor, returning at […]

keyboard_arrow_upHabitat Apartments high-rise tower is Nairobi’s first ‘vertical village’
keyboard_arrow_downHabitat Apartments high-rise tower is Nairobi’s first ‘vertical village’

Architecture and interior architecture practice Paragon, in conjunction with Design Source of Nairobi, is overseeing Habitat Apartments in Kilimani, a 24-storey, 160-unit mixed-use apartment tower. Under development by Ekco Investments, the project is scheduled for completion by mid-2020. Habitat Apartments is a 24-storey, 160-unit mixed-use apartment tower in Kilimani, Nairobi. The design brief was for […]

keyboard_arrow_upRosebank Link office development set to be a new steel-and-glass icon
keyboard_arrow_downRosebank Link office development set to be a new steel-and-glass icon

Located in the heart of Rosebank, adjacent to the Gautrain Station, The Zone and Rosebank Mall, Rosebank Link by Redefine Properties is a new office development at 173 Oxford Road. This project will transform the current building into an expressive steel- and glass-clad shell icon. Rosebank Link by Redefine Properties is a new office development […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Walt Disney Concert Hall
keyboard_arrow_downThe Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognised architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. From the […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park
keyboard_arrow_downThe Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park

The recently opened Steve Jobs Theatre embodies the extraordinary eight-year collaboration between Apple and Foster + Partners at Apple Park. Sir Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, said: “The Steve Jobs Theatre is a place for us to gather. It provides an opportunity for our friends and visitors to experience Apple Park and, from […]