Sasol Place is the new Global Head Office for the multinational Petro-Chemical company Sasol. The project was an extremely complex and detailed fit-out within a unique building.
In-depth research of global best practice, and regular engagements with Sasol ensured a considered and efficient workplace, offering a palette of places to residents and guests.
Working closely with Paragon Architects, Paragon Interface has achieved a timeless, elegant design with seamless transitions between base build and fit out. A world class, beautiful, high performance workplace which unifies the “One Sasol” culture.
The 70 000m² development will consist of a seven storey parkade with ten storeys above ground. The concept for this state-of-the-art project was inspired by Sasol’s various business units surrounding a nucleus. The central core of work activities ties the building together and the various areas are linked by a series of bridges.
The contemporary workplace design allows for free movement both vertically and horizontally throughout the building.
The new Sasol corporate office on Katherine Street will bring together all 6000 staff members from its eleven satellite offices into one office space. The building leaps the boundary of the commercial edge of Sandton to hover as a floating glass box above an indigenous parkland.
Located in Sandton within walking distance of Sandton City and the Gautrain station, the development aims to encourage the use of alternative transport opportunities. Interestingly, the iconic S-shaped floating glass structure is also the first development of the next new precinct on Katherine Street.
The goal was to create a mixed-use, flexible, functional, robust and sustainable environment highlighting the key principles of GE, industrial innovation and African collaboration.
As such the Fit-out through the use of the Customer Experience centre, healthcare experience, and training and development centre showcases and teaches users about GE’S technology towards African Localised sustainability in the industries of Energy, aviation, healthcare, oil and gas, and transportation. This ethos is drawn through the use of local African materials, and products, facilitated through the most contemporary and innovative of African industrial design and designer in the overall team.