WINNER: WBHO CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD – KZN DIV, INVESTEC – KZN REGIONAL OFFICE
The building stands 4 storey's high and integrates a voluminous atrium with flowing escalators linking each level to the upper floor. All office space is open plan and incorporates glass separation to full maximum. The building contains only the best customized finishes which feature natural material expressed in granite, marble, steel, wood and glass.
The signature exterior makes use of vast glass planes suspended in front of a curtain wall which is held up by bespoke spider fittings and stainless steel rods which tie back to the curtain wall. The exterior façade incorporates fitted glass to restrict UV rays reducing heat build-up as well as HVAC requirements. Continuing along all four corners of the building are natural stone materials and huluman which create the modern innovative design. The structure is enhanced by two magnificent cascading water features, the first along the driveway of the premises, the other along the entrance façade.
Key architectural elements include the extensive use of glass, the granite cladding and the innovative fitted glass solar shading.
HIGHLY COMMENDED:AVENG GRINAKER-LTA, RIDGESIDE OFFICE DEVELOPMENT
This structure was designed to accommodate a number of Nedbank Regional and Corporate Divisions. At its tallest point it stands eight floors high, four of which are office levels, three are super basements for parking while the lowest level houses some of the building's plant rooms. The office area floor plates are divided into two separate blocks by a four storey atrium with curtain walling, designed to allow for maximum flow of natural light.