Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Feb/Mar 2018 - Page 26

PROJECT FEATURE 1 DISCOVERY PLACE DEVELOPERS Growthpoint Properties Zenprop Property Holdings PROJECT MANAGER Morta Project Management ARCHITECT Boogertman + Partners URBAN DESIGN studioMAS Architecture & Urban Design INTERIOR ARCHITECT Paragon Interface QUANTITY SURVEYOR RLB Pentad Quantity Surveyors CIVIL & FAÇADE ENGINEER Pure Consulting STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Sotiralis Consulting Engineers ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Claassen Auret Inc Conscius Electrical Consulting Engineers MECHANICAL ENGINEER Aurecon WET SERVICES Sutherland Engineers FIRE ENGINEER TWCE TRAFFIC ENGINEER Kantey & Templer Consulting Engineers ACOUSTIC ENGINEER SRL South Africa 1 Discovery Place in Sandton is the new home of South African medical and financial services giant, Discovery. Known for its innovative approach to its product offerings and focus on wellbeing, its new Head Office encompasses those key tenets. Client Brief Developed jointly by Growthpoint Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings, there were two key factors within Discovery’s brief. The first was to create an architectural statement that captured the essence and core values of the Discovery brand that it could be identified with going forward. Following on from the first was the aim to improve efficiencies in the day to day working of the company. Staff were spread over 4 disjointed buildings around Discovery’s original 155 West Street offices and this was starting to impact on the way that they did business. Discovery required a new building designed with their way of working in mind and offering flexibility for future growth and operational changes. Site The site is on the corner of Katherine and Rivonia in Sandton. It sits at the highest point in Sandton, which gave the building a visual dominance without us having to create a tower, which suited Discovery’s corporate structure. The site previously had two office parks on it and a hotel on the corner, all of which needed to be demolished to make way for the building. The site forms part of a bigger urban precinct that Growthpoint Properties is developing. The permeability of Discovery’s building on ground floor is important for the connection from Sandton to this new precinct. HEALTH & SAFETY Comprac Holdings LIFT CONSULTANT Solutions for Elevating KITCHEN CONSULTANT KDH Catering Design Concepts COMMISSIONING AGENT Shared Energy Management LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT African Environmental Design MAIN CONTRACTORS Tiber Construction; WBHO Construction TENANT REPRESENTATIVE Baseline Project Management TENANT QUANTITY SURVEYOR MLC Quantity Surveyors TENANT ELECTRICAL ENGINEER MWKE Consulting Engineers TENANT MECHANICAL ENGINEER WSP TENANT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SIGNAGE Glyph 26 1 Discovery Place