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Central Square at Menlyn Maine

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.

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Greener retail at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

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The latest completed extension at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Tshwane is its most significant as the centre achieved a 4-Star Green Star SA Retail Design rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) – the first operational mall in South Africa to achieve this rating.

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Sustainability takes root at Nobelia

The fascinating facade of the 6 Star Green Star SA Office v1 design rated Nobelia building under construction in Kigali, Rwanda was an answer to a crossword puzzle that needed solving says architect Carlos Arroyo.

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The Watershed – designing the indoor street

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Imagine an interior that is designed like an exterior. The Watershed is an unconventional retail space firmly grounded in green design principles.

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More than just a pretty face

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The facade of Lideta Mercato – an eight-storey shopping mall in central Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is due for completion at the end of June – is it’s most striking feature, but its green building attributes run much deeper.

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Newtown Junction: Forging a new future

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A massive new mixed-use development in the heart of Newtown is connecting Johannesburg’s past, present and future, and reviving the viability of a tired inner city area.

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Breaking down silos

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Four additions to the V&A Waterfront Silo District, built around the historic grain silo complex will be completed soon. All are to pursue groundbreaking sustainability opportunities.

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Green retail

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Pick n Pay (PnP) On Nicol, near Sandton, the supermarket chain’s flagship green store, opened its doors in October 2010. It has proven to be such a hit that two more stores, replicating much of the design of the On Nicol store, will open soon. The Falls, in north-west Johannesburg is set to open in November 2012, and Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal will open in March 2013.

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