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Sasol’s new headquarters in Sandton provide unified premises for 17 of the company’s former buildings across Johannesburg in one dynamic sculptural groundscraper.
Sanral’s striking new Southern region building in Port Elizabeth is the first 5-Star Green Star SA rated building under the Office certification, in the Eastern Cape and signals the roll-out of a promising stretch of sustainable development for the city.
The newly launched Central Square – a large scale mixed-use development in Pretoria’s Menlyn Maine precinct – ups the stakes for sustainable design in South Africa’s retail sector, having piloted a new custom rating tool for Green Star certifications.
Set to be Africa’s third tallest building after South Africa’s Carlton Centre and Ponte Tower in Johannesburg, the elegant prism-shaped Britam Tower will stand proud over the city skyline of Nairobi, Kenya by February 2017. It features an innovative performance facade and – despite being 31 floors tall – is nearly 100% naturally ventilated.
General Electric’s Africa Innovation Centre near Rosebank, Johannesburg, taps into African artistry to activate creativity and enterprise development on the continent. The project is aiming for both a 5-Star Green Star SA Interior rating and the US-based Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors Gold rating.
Discovery’s new Sandton headquarters puts employee wellness at the heart of its sustainable pursuits and is already turning heads with its green ambition and sheer size. The new landmark has been ascending for the past two years on the corner of Rivonia Road and Katherine Street, diagonally opposite Sandton City. It will ultimately be one of the biggest and greenest office buildings in Africa once its first phase is completed in 2018, boasting features including a rooftop running track and an indigenous landscaped roof garden. The developers are planning two more phases, to be completed by 2023.
Google’s award-winning new head office sets new benchmarks with Green Star SA, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Healthy Materials targets, and celebrates local design and locally sourced materials.
When spearheading the architectural design of I-CATs flagship green-building, sited within the N4 Gateway Industrial Park in Pretoria, Earthworld Architects made it known the project should embrace its own sustainability mandate on three levels: ecological, economic and social. This also aligns to the crux of its client’s sustainable business.
One year after occupation in August 2014, the new Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) building in Tshwane is exceeding its Green Star SA Design certification targets and elevating awareness of sustainable technologies and the benefits of a well-structured public private partnership agreement.
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