Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 58

AS FEATURED IN ARCHITECT & BUILDER MAY/JUNE 2014 ISSUE NO 1 SILO DEVELOPER V & A Waterfront Holdings CLIENT Allan Gray ARCHITECTS Rick Brown & Associates; Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects in association PROJECT MANAGERS / PRINCIPAL AGENT Mace International Management Services QUANTITY SURVEYOR MLC INTERIOR ARCHITECT Collaboration STRUCTURAL & CIVIL Sutherland Engineers ELECTRICAL SolutionStation MECHANICAL, FAÇADE, ENVIRONMENTAL & ICT Arup T he V & A Waterfront and the Client entered into an agreement to build an approximately 18,000m 2 , minimum 4 star corporate office for the Client. The contract stemmed from the Client’s need to consolidate their operations in Cape Town into a single building. ARCHITECTS’ REPORT The Client had been assessing the suitability of a number of sites in the greater Cape Town area but had decided to settle in the V & A Waterfront due to the proximity to public transport, shops and parking. In the Waterfront the Silo Precinct was considered attractive as it is slightly distant from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping complex. Site The Silo Precinct, adjacent to the BOE building, is considered a link between the CBD & Waterfront. Various options were considered for the office and eventually the site between the existing Silos and Clock Tower retail centre was identified. Using the historically relevant 1920’s Grain Silo and Elevator building as a centrepiece and focus of the entire precinct, a new concept “Silo Square” emerged. TRANSPORT Gibb Engineering & Architecture FIRE CONSULTANT Keith Fletcher & Associates GREEN STAR CONSULTANT Arup ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT SRL South Africa GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANT Roger Hendry TOWN PLANNER Neil Schwartz Town Planning URBAN DESIGNER City Think Space HERITAGE CONSULTANT Nicolas Baumann Heritage Management LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Planning Partners LAND SURVEYORS David Hellig & Abrahamse; FBV HEALTH AND SAFETY Eco Safety MAIN CONTRACTOR WBHO Construction PHOTOGRAPHY Mark Hoberman Kate Woode-Smith Louise Fenner-Solomon 58 No 1 Silo