Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Feb/Mar 2018 - Page 52

screened to provide acoustic privacy and inte- grated storage to accommodate the staff’s high filing needs. A centrally placed staff breakout coffee hub opens out onto the light filled atrium and sits behind a slatted screen which acts as a counterbalance of visual transparency and privacy between floors. All floor plates have been tested against the measures of access to natural light, floorplate continuity and hub connectivity. 52 Use of warm, natural and timeless materials have an enduring honesty and reflect the international image of the building tenancy. Soft, organic elements counterbalance the hard materiality of the building, while the sophisticated blend of hospitality and corporate design distinguishes the anchor tenant’s brand from their competitors. The design aims for a user experience of contemporary comfort and hospitality such as 140 West Street