The new administration wing at the Hazendal wine estate in Stellenbosch is one part of a much larger redevelopment of this historic wine estate. This new building is set out in line with three historical barn structures of a similar scale. This long line of buildings forming the werf edge to this historical farm. Intensive consultations with the Western Cape heritage bodies suggested that this new structure, like the new Edu -Play Center, should be sensitive to the scale of the historical buildings adjacent to it. An added complexity is the close proximity of the new admin wing to the old historical homestead. This resulted in an understated, simple and elegantly detailed building which forms a backdrop to the historical homestead. Clad in all ‘white’ the building was imagined as a modern interpretation of an old cape barn.

Why steel?

Two reasons informed our decision to use steel for the construction for this project. Firstly, the fast-tracked nature of the project and secondly the cladding system called for a light weight steel and timber framing methodology for this double storied structure. The cladding material is a 10mm through-coloured fibre cement panel which forms a ventilated façade on both the wall and the roof. The wall and roof sandwich beneath this cladding is a galvanized steel portal structure of IPE-200 sections with a cold formed section grid supporting waterproofed OSB board as a sealed building envelope on the outside and insulation and drywalling on the inside.

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Completion date of steelwork February 2018
Completion date of full project January 2019
Tons of structural steel used 16
Structural profiles used PF I-sections, CFLCs, CHSs
Nominator Meny-Gibert and Associates
Client/ Developer Hazendal Wine Estate
Architect Michael Hackner Architects
Structural Engineer Meny-Gibert and Associates
Quantity Surveyor Prodigious
Main Contractor R + N Master Builders
Steelwork Contractor TGS Concepts
Steel Erector TGS Concepts
Cladding Manufacturer Marley Building Systems
Cladding Supplier First African Claddings
Cladding Contractor First African Claddings
Corrosion Protection

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