this premium mixed use development comprises 38 000m2 of high level retail, 460 sea facing apartments in two towers and a third tower containing a 206 key 5 star radisson blue hotel with 65 serviced apartments and penthouses. the architectural language features soft curvilinear forms and emphasises visual connection between the retail malls and the ‘village’ interface.
located along griffiths mxenge highway in umlazi, this 30 000m² expansion to the existing umlazi mega city shopping mall now encompasses a new food court, banking court and new rooftop parking. with more than 120 shops and restaurants, umlazi mega city upholds high retail design standards to entice shoppers and provides a wide variety of shopping experiences.
a private residence designed for a young family, the brief was outlined to respond directly to the local context and climate, using passive ventilation techniques to create a home which is an engaging experience and cognisant of the landscape setting. the approach to the building meanders to a clearing which commands optimum orientation for outdoor living where narrow footprints and interstitial screening techniques allow flexibility for entertaining or privacy. exaggerated roof overhangs shade and protect the building and the sectional arrangement engages the routine of daily life and the circulation routes dramatise the homogenous and earthen material palette.
this residence for an international family, investing in south africa, is located on a spectacular and remote site, set within a private reserve in the karkloof area. The architectural language is of disappearance, humility and resourcefulness. the design amplifies a response to an environmentally sensitive and isolated context and champions connected living environments and robust material selection to minimise maintenance, embrace technologies and extend lifespan.
an extraordinary new workplace for rcl foods, this newly completed office building creates a unique environment for 700 people in westway office park. incorporating a broad variety of meeting and collaboration spaces, test kitchens, public cafe and shop arranged around a funky atrium, rcl is a creative pioneer in exhibiting a vibrant and highly creative interior designed in association with our interior design company, novospace. the space epitomises principles of communication.
sapoa awards 2016
growthpoint's multi-tenanted ridgeview office building in umhlanga won the sapoa award for the best commercial office building nationally. part of a complex with the illovo head office which shares its highly articulated architectural expression, ridgeview is a highly acclaimed landmark in this new urban precinct.
the first phase of the boulevard, an urban office building, has just been completed. with arcaded retail space on grade and three levels of office space rendered in fully glazed facades, the construct delivers a memorable image in umhlanga's new town centre.
international property awards
the bloomberg property awards programme, based in London UK, recently recognized the proposed oceans development in umhlanga as the top mixed use development in africa in the categories of development and architecture. this is rich reward for the developer’s commitments to world class buildings and to the architects efforts to achieve these high standards.