Architect and Builder June 2016 | Page 16

PROJECTWATCH PROPOSED, CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ABROAD THE ANGLE ON OXFORD, JOHANNESBURG Designed by dhk architects, The Angle on Oxford is a joint development by G5 Properties and Attacq consisting of A Grade offices, a hotel and retail, strategically situated on Oxford Road in the new high density commercial zone between Sandton and Rosebank in Johannesburg. The Angle will provide more than 18,900m2 of office space, 200 hotel rooms and 1,177m2 of retail with four levels of parking provided below ground. The office component has been designed to accommodate various occupancy alternatives, with two discrete multi-volume entrance lobbies creating two distinct addresses with highly visible branding opportunities, and also provides connecting bridges and staircases at the upper levels linking the two wings. The office accommodation delivers a world class internal working environment with floor plates of exceptional flexibility enclosing a light filled atrium. The façade is fully glazed from desk height, creating light filled working spaces with panoramic views and illuminating the crystalline structure at night. Balconies at each level of the northern office building are enclosed by projecting wings forming a dynamic edge to the building, and a roof terrace will provide outdoor space for occupants with spectacular views over the treetops in all directions. The forecourt facing Oxford Road forms a generous tree-filled public space surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops creating a vibrant pedestrianfriendly environment. 14 The neighbouring hotel building is differentiated by its vertically arranged windows in contrast to the office building’s highly glazed façade and it shares the forecourt space as well as having its own dedicated porte-cochere. Designed in line with sustainable design principles each elevation’s orientation is integral to building performance with facades designed to limit heat gain while providing an internal environment filled with natural light and with views of the green urban landscape beyond. The site is conveniently located close to public transport and enjoys fast and easy access to Johannesburg’s most prominent business hubs. Perfectly positioned, The Angle will provide an iconic new address in this prime location in Johannesburg. Developer: G5 Properties & Attacq Project Manager: Accura Architects: dhk architects Quantity Surveyors: Brian Heineberg & Associates Electrical Engineers: Rawlins Wales & Partners Mechanical Engineers: Spoormaker & Partners Town Planner: Tinie Bezuidenhout & Associates Traffic, Structural, Civil and Wet Services: WSP Group Fire Consultants: Building Code Consultants Green Consultants: Solid Green Consulting Project Watch