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INDUSTRY

Government

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Industrial & Economic growth

Katlehong Industrial Hub.

Government is building these warehouses so that township residents can display their entrepreneurial skills and create employment.

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Department of Education

Gauteng Generic Specification and completed school projects.

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Department of Health

EMS Head Quarters – Dora Nginza

This building, commissioned for use by the National Department of Health as their Emergency Medical Services Headquarters, houses a call centre and manages the dispatch of emergency paramedic response units within the Port Elizabeth area.

The architect’s brief was to design a building that would aid in consolidating the EMS Headquarters into one centralised location and distribution point, as well as to bring an identity and civic presence to the EMS, reflecting the role that they play in society.

The design, both structurally and aesthetically, makes use of a selected pallet of materials which contribute towards a clean, yet interesting architectural experience. In addition to the main building, the site incorporates covered parking areas for ambulances, parking for staff, a carwash, a helipad, and a helicopter hangar – constructed almost entirely out of steel.

The main building is predominantly a concrete frame structure which makes use of some steel elements, bringing a lightness to the interior spaces. The main structural steel element is the roof structure, constructed from circular hollow steel sections and on display in the main entrance foyer, while steel columns are used to support the peripheral internal walkways. These are complemented internally by steel finishes, such as balustrading and cladding to the reception area.

The structural framing

Steel elements were used extensively for the façade features such as the shading louvre elements, decorative pergola elements, balustrades, and walkways – which are used both for maintenance and shading to floors below. In strategic places the roof eave rafters were also detailed as steel elements which are left exposed to tie in with the external aesthetic of the building, creating large, thin floating planes. The carport structures and helicopter hangar are constructed almost entirely of steel and clad to match the roofing of the main building. The hangar is a standard steel portal frame structure with purlins and cladding rails.

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Department of Housing

Completed low-cost housing Developments

Upcoming Government Projects

Tshwane Economic Hub Phase 2

Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis City