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Alexander Forbes Head Office

Alexander Forbes Head Office – The design warranted a flexible building hence the large floor plates, punctuated by two atria to maximise the natural daylight into the office spaces. The north-west orientation of the site also influenced the design with the powerful scallop elements to capture north and south light and protect the occupants from east and west light. The atria also capture natural light which floods from the top down and from each side into the arrival area. It was designed to create a park like environment with the introduction of 6m high Ficus Benjamina trees, sunken into the floor. A wide variety of natural materials was used including bamboo veneer and wafer thin slate stone to clad the meeting pods... Read more

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15 Alice Lane Towers

15 Alice Lane TowersLocated at the western edge of the bustling Sandton Central area, the glass and aluminium towers of 15 Alice Lane rise as statuesque architectural statements on the skyline of Johannesburg’s north-western suburbs. This 24 000 square metre double tower structure is the new office space of well-known legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Set atop a six-storey basement the two towers rise 17 storeys into the Johannesburg sky. The project employs cutting edge glass technology that has not been used in South Africa before. North and south facades are wrapped in a patterned ‘skin’ of seemingly random planes of clear, dark grey and translucent… Read more

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