Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Feb/Mar 2018 - Page 13

to play outside without disturbing the building’s residents in the floors above. The façade design of the residential towers is a product of the unusual apartment type mix in the development. The duplex units are placed at the ends of the towers to allow for large double volume windows, but also contribute a dynamic play of angles and lines on the façade. The interiors of the apartments will have a modern industrial feel Project Watch with feature facebrick walls, exposed concrete ceilings and black can downlighers with timber finish vinyl flooring to create inviting living. The roof of Menlyn Link is definitely the show-stopper. As there are two towers, there were two clubhouse opportunities in the design stage, with residents from each tower needing to have access to both. To link the two towers at roof level, a glass bottomed, rim flow swimming pool is span- ned between them. Menlyn Link is a pure mixed-use building in the heart of a rapidly developing node. Its relationship with the street is inviting to the public whilst access to the residential and office areas maintains their privacy. It is set to be one of the tallest structures in Menlyn, and with that it will be a dynamic addition to the ever changing skyline of the area. 13