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Norton Rose Fulbright Building – Johannesburg, South Africa

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Building: Norton Rose Fulbright Building
Location: Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa; 15 Alice Ln.
Architect: Paragon Architects
Structural Engineer: Sotiralis Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Adaptive Resource Engineers
Chief Contractor: Tiber Construction
Facade Contractor: Andrew Riley & Associates
Completion: May 2014
Size: 6 floor basement, 16 story highrise

AE Interests: north and south facades are wrapped in a glass skin of randomly alternating clear, grey, and translucent glass; the east and west facades implement hand-formed aluminium boxes that are set around incised glass lines, due to the abstract patterns and unique surfaces these materials alter dynamically according to light and atmosphere changes; has achieved a Four Star Green Star SA – Office Design rating because of these factors

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Written by Ian Moffatt

September 8, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Built

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