Radisson RED Rosebank is located in the new mixed-use Oxford Parks precinct on a prominent corner of one of Johannesburg’s most stylish urbanising locations. The 222-room hotel was designed to meet a client brief of being a substantial building that was architecturally sophisticated yet functional and would enhance the area’s appeal. Construction of South Africa’s second Radisson RED was completed in August 2021, using materials that were specified to be low in maintenance requirements but architecturally relevant to the hotel’s discerning guests and travellers.
Chartwell Corner is located in a prime location between the entrance gates of two of Johannesburg’s most well-known upmarket residential estates – Dainfern Estate and Steyn City – in Johannesburg. Despite its convenient location at a major intersection in an affluent and densifying area with great retail potential, a lack of visibility led to the previous shopping complex on the same location failing.
A 300m long clearwater lagoon forms the centrepiece of the next phase of development for South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate, Steyn City. Providing a beach lifestyle away from the coast, Steyn City’s residential lagoon area features swimming areas, a water park for children, volleyball courts and a refreshment kiosk.
Chinzombo Lodge site is an ecologically sensitive region within a national wildlife conservation park, which required any construction to be environmentally friendly, minimise physical impact during construction and ensure longevity to prevent unnecessary future upgrades or maintenance.
This project represented the first residential installation of the Apex product range and first use of the new Brazilian teak L-finish in South Africa. Specified by the architects for use as the primary look and feel of the client’s outdoor entertainment area, Apex was selected for its ease of installation, long-term performance and high fire and slip ratings, especially critical given the client’s brief for landscaping features.
International home improvement, gardening and DIY retailer Leroy Merlin began rolling out retail stores in Johannesburg, South Africa, but found that the timber products deployed in the creation of a façade to support its primary branding were weathering, tarnishing and discolouring after a short period. VistaClad and Lifespan support beams by Eva-Last were selected by Leroy Merlin to replace the timber products to increase the longevity, performance and consistency of the brand’s look and feel.
Yum!, the owner of the KFC franchise rights in Africa, sought high-performance décor and architectural materials in complying with a worldwide update of the brand’s outlet specifications. As the franchise coordinator, Yum! required a solution which would accurately match global look and feel specifications while reducing maintenance and related costs for individual franchise owners to a minimum.