2013 | PARAGON GROUP : The Architecture Company - Architects & Interiors


Gauteng Institute for Architecture Awards:

Alexander Forbes / 115 West Street, Sandton

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards:

Overall Winner and Commercial Office Development Winner: Alexander Forbes / 115 West Street, Sandton

Fulton Awards – Winner: Architectural Concrete:

Alexander Forbes / 115 West Street, Sandton

115 West Street in Sandton was developed by Zenprop Property Holdings for tenants, Alexander Forbes. The project has achieved 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1 Design and As-Built certifications. The consolidation of two offices into a single efficient office space for 2,500 people involved creating state of the art work facilities and upgrading technology services, with added security. Sustainability features include the use of renewable materials such as bamboo; the extensive use of low VOC paint; grey water collection; the integration of passive heating and cooling systems; waste recycling; and planter walls constructed from off shutter concrete. Preferential bays for fuel efficient, hybrid and carpooled vehicles, as well as 140 bicycle bays and cyclist shower facilities, have been provided to encourage the use of non-motorised transport.

A video of the building can be viewed here. A second video by ConcreteTV can be viewed here .

Article links:

‘Paragon Architects opens up about winning the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture’

‘Alexander Forbes Headquarters wins AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture’

Loerie Awards:

Bronze Award for Environmental Design: 15 Alice Lane

Located at the western edge of the bustling Sandton Central area, the glass and aluminium towers of 15 Alice Lane rise as statuesque architectural statements on the skyline of Johannesburg’s north-western suburbs. Set atop a six-storey basement, the 24,000sqm, 16-storey double tower structure provides office space for the legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright. The project employed cutting edge glass technology that had not been used in South Africa before. Paragon Interface undertook the sophisticated interior fit-out of the towers.