Project Details

Client: Sabido Properties (Pty) Ltd
Value: 210 Mil (2015)
Category: Commercial / Residential
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Architect: Peerutin Architects
Completed: 2015 (works compl.) and 2016 (final compl.)

Description

Roeland Park was designed to house the new headquarters for e.tv, a South African television broadcaster. The 11 storey building contains e.tv’s studios at ground level, with parking levels below and offices above.

To achieve the 12 x 15 m2 column-free studio spaces, a transfer beam was introduced between the first and second floors, carrying columns with six floors above. Acoustic requirements were such that the studios, with a required 4 m clear span, are effectively ‘floating’ inside a 6 m clear span storey with air gaps providing sound insulation all around. The floors above are all post-tensioned, reducing both weight and cost.

The project presented many challenges including difficult geology and founding conditions, significant groundwater and shrinkage considerations.

Related Projects

Maison Franschhoek

Maison, Franschhoek

Cape Town, South Africa

House Benguela Cove

House Benguela Cove

Cape Town, South Africa

Clifton Bungalows

Clifton Bungalows

Cape Town, South Africa