2002-05 | PARAGON GROUP : The Architecture Company - Architects & Interiors



Fulton Award Commendation (Concrete Society of South Africa)

Commendation in the ‘Building Project’ category, for excellence in the use of concrete: Bowman Gilfillan Head Office, Sandton

Located opposite the Discovery Health Head Office and in the same road as Sun International, this building completed a ternion for Paragon Architects' early developments in Sandton. Exploiting its position on a prominent corner in this major African commercial district, the building volume and its design provide a fitting home for one of the continent’s most prestigious law firms.



Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA) Regional Merit Award:

Sun International Head Office, Sandton

Built at a time of Sandton’s rapid expansion, this building is the flagship for a very large Hospitality company. The building utilises cladding to reflect the sleek nature of the building form, which is further articulated by the use of sun screening devices to the north, east and west. The introduction of vegetation and a podium contribute to the relationship with the street.



South African Architect Project Award:

Project Award for unbuilt work sponsored by the publishers of Architecture SA, for the Taxi Rank Information Kiosk Prototype project. This project also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (Biennale di Venezia) 2000.

Freedom Square Competition, Kliptown, Soweto:

Joint second place for the development of Freedom Square in Kliptown, Soweto, promoted by BlueIQ and the Johannesburg Development Agency. Project undertaken with architect Henri Comrie, landscape architects Green Inc, and artist Marco Cianfanelli.