Barloworld Head Office and Showroom
The new development for Barloworld Equipment consists of a head office and a world-class showroom, housed in a series of elegant curved forms. The new campus, developed in conjunction with Eris Property Group, is currently under construction. The project was conceptualised by Paragon, the main architect, as a series of iconic buildings nestled in an indigenous landscape, which face the highway for maximum exposure.
The state-of-the-art 4 500m² head office consists of two elongated, north-facing buildings: A two-storey north building, and a three-storey south building, linked by an enclosed, glazed bridge. The office structures sit lightly on a landscaped podium, which floats above a semi-basement parking level.
The 3 200m² showroom is the first of its kind in South Africa – a bubble-like structure dedicated to large earthmoving equipment. The building is split into two specialty areas, namely equipment defined by a ‘tyre’ or ‘track’ category. The space also includes two floors of office space to the rear.
The project broke ground at the end of 2018, and is due to be completed at the end of 2019.