The office block is over 50 000m2 including a 3-level basement containing parking for 500 cars and a major computer installation housed in the fourth basement, six meters below sea level. The building size was subject to strict council control and houses over 1 800 staff. The materials were to harmonise with the late Victorian sandstone clad City Hall.
Location: CBD, Cape Town, Western Cape
Date of Completion : 1985
Why do you like this building?
"Sitting in the atrium, one can’t help being mesmerised by the natural light spilling in from the glazed roof, enhancing the articulated shapes forming the atrium." - Duncan Kohn