Green building recognition for engineering firm’s Cape Town building
Engineering consultancy Aurecon has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star South Africa (SA) Office v1 Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for the company’s second office building in Century City, Cape Town.
Aurecon’s earlier premises in Century City were completed in 2011 and were the first 5-Star Green Star SA-rated building in South Africa.
“Aurecon is leading by example in designing and occupying green buildings for our own offices,” says Aurecon’s Cape Town office manager Coenie Fick.
Owing to their rapidly outgrowing the first 7 000-m2 Century City office premises, Aurecon developed a second building, Aurecon West, connected to the first one by a skybridge.
The design of Aurecon West makes provision for the company’s continuing growth in the Cape region, comprising 4 700 m2 of premium office space on three levels, complemented by 3 200 m2 of parking space on two levels.
The second building has been developed by Rabie Property Group for owners Ingenuity Property Investments.
Aurecon was responsible for the engineering services and the Green Star rating application, assisted by Ludwig Design Consulting.
MaC Architects were again involved with the design of the building.
Aurecon West was completed in February at a cost of R92.7-million.
The building incorporates many “green” features.