Tshwane Reginal Mall is a new mall in Mamelodi Pretoria. Steel was integral to architectural look and design of the mall, especially with the bold steel entrances and pop out roof along the mall.
The main mall roof structure mainly consisted of I-beam rafters with Metsec purlins, allowing for long spans and a reduced overall tonnage to the structure.
The Large entrances were constructed of large curved box sections. Fabricated out of plate. Top and bottom flanges laser cut to shape, and side web plates rolled to suit.
Split tee sections with rolled CHS sections creating the fanning sun screens along the outside.
Inside the mall supporting these entrance roofs are huge CHS struts impressively supporting the roofs.
This theme is continues throughout the mall with large concrete columns and CHS “tree structures” supporting pop out roofs along the main mall areas.
The food court have stainless steel pipes like “sticks” decorating the area.
Outside all along the front of the mall, there are heavy I beam canopy structures adding to the bold look of steel as you approach the entrances.
The entire parking lot roof was erected on top of the fourth floor slab. So this required spider cranes to be able to work on top of these slabs.
Then on the other hand the heavy entrance box sections required large 50ton cranes to be able to lift the large sections into place.
The benefits of using steel
In a mall like this most of the structure is build out of concrete and bricks. But the appeal to the mall is the Bold steel sections used in the entrance, External walkways, and large steel pipes supporting the roofs inside the mall walkway areas. This can only be achieved by the architectural use of steel.
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|Physical address of the project
|Google Maps link||https://goo.gl/maps/dsdMcjCMxm6m5dENA|
|Completion date of steelwork||June 2020|
|Completion date of full project||2021|
|Tonnage and steel profiles used||500t – Hot Rolled, Tubular and Metsec Profiles|
|Project Team Role||Company|
|Nominator||Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd|
|Client/ Developer||Isibonelo Property Services (Pty) Ltd|
|Architect||SVA International (Pty) Ltd|
|Structural Engineer||Pure Consulting (Pty) Ltd|
|Quantity Surveyor (PQS)||Nonku Ntshona & Associates|
|Project Manager||LMKV Management Consultants|
|Main Contractor||GD Irons Construction (Pty) Ltd|
|Steelwork Contractor||Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd|
|Steel Erector||Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd|
|Cladding Contractor||Chartwell Roofing (Pty) Ltd|
|Galvanising||Armco Superlite (Pty) Ltd|
|Paintwork Contractor||Jokes Building Construction CC|
|Photographer, Photo competition||Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd|
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