Design of the week: Built for the future

2014-10-19 15:00

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The chic and sustainable building for financial and risk services group Alexander Forbes has earned itself the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture.

The simple and slick office was designed by Paragon and is situated at the company’s headquarters in Sandton.

It houses 2?500 employees and boasts a four-star rating for water, energy and waste efficiency.

Louvre skylights and glazing features reduce heat while maximising light, and eco-aware features have resulted in 70% reduction in water wastage, 50% reduction in waste and an added 60% reduction in energy consumption.

Now that’s an office to the proud of.

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