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Reinventing traditional safari-style architecture

The new Cheetah Plains game lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, reinvents traditional safari-style architecture to create an altogether new safari experience of nature from within.

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SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020

Westbury Transformation Development Centre

Can social justice be found through friendly and inclusive design? We think so. The Westbury Transformation Development Centre (TDC) project grapples with the issue of spatial and social justice in a marginalised community.

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SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020

The 1054 – a pavilion to the street edge

The 1054, strategically named after the property’s ERF number, firmly places itself on Main Road, Walmer, as a pavilion to the street edge. Main Road has been established, as part of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Spatial Development Framework Plan, as a new business precinct within the bay and is expanding rapidly. Although business is growing along this main feeder route, many houses have merely been face-lifted with a false façade that has really watered down the potential for the strip.

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SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020

Rebuilding trust is key to turning around struggling construction industry, says Minister

A growing trust deficit between the government and the private sector threatens to derail efforts to turn around the struggling construction sector, but government is intensifying its efforts to build meaningful relationships with the industry. This is according to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, speaking at the 118th Annual General Meeting of the Master Builders and Allied Trades’ Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC).

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SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020

Giving more than it gets

To expand its physical footprint, MDA Attorneys acquired and rebuilt their office on a prominent site on the corner of West and Riviera in Houghton. Green principles were key from the outset; and yet the results, which include a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification, surpassed all expectations. Here’s how the process unfolded...

3 mins read
SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020

Pickwick transitional housing

The City of Cape Town with its partners is steering a precinct-based approach to the delivery of affordable rental in the Woodstock and Salt River area close to the CBD. This involves multifaceted rental housing projects aimed at improving the lives of Cape Town’s disenfranchised residents.

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SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020

Exxaro head office showcases geotechnical expertise

Challenging dolomitic ground conditions at the site of the new Exxaro head offices for Growthpoint Properties in Centurion, Pretoria, resulted in infrastructure company AECOM collaborating closely with AMA Architects to optimise the building design.

3 mins read
SA Building Review
Volume 8 2020